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"As to sanctions against Belarus, plenty of options are being considered. I wouldn't like to get ahead of myself at the moment" - Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said on Monday. The EU was to discuss the hijacking of a Ryanair aircraft and arrest of Belarusian dissident Roman Protasevich later that day. "I think decisions in that regard will be made today, as what happened yesterday was a pure act of state terrorism" - Jabłoński added.

We would like the Council of Ministers to approve the final version of tax reform under the "Polish Deal" in early fall - the spokesperson for the government Piotr Müller said on Thursday. He added that works over particular projects were in "advanced stages".

"I'm absolutely certain that the one thing we need to focus on today is the future" - the Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski told TVN24 on Wednesday. The deputy chief of a centrist opposition Civic Platform (PO) party added that the recent meeting of PO politicians "proves that today everyone is thinking on how move forward".

The Warsaw ZOO launched a contest to find name for a bongo antelope, temporarily referred to as "bongoddess". The name has to start with the letter "M". Four best names will be selected by the animal's caretakers. The final say will belong to the zoological garden's fans.

Activities of the temporary hospital at the National Stadium will be suspended on Sunday - the government vaccination programme coordinator Michał Dworczyk said on Wednesday. He added that most of the equipment will remain in place in case of another pandemic surge.

To mark the 77th anniversary of Polish Army's capture of Monte Cassino in 1944, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk offered a 20-percent discount on a "Red Poppies" items collection. Among other things, the museum store had in its offer a tie, a card holder, or even socks. The collection has been under fire in social media. "The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk apologises to all those who felt offended" - the spokesperson of the museum said.

After April this year the state budget had a 9,2-billion-zlotys (approx. 2,03 billion euro) - Poland's Minister of Finance, Funds and Regional Policy Tadeusz Kościński announced. He also drew attention to the increase in VAT revenues in April, which to an extent came as a result of the statistical base effect.

In the last two deliveries we received 450,000 less doses than Johnson & Johnson had declared - chief of the Government Strategic Reserves Agency Michał Kuczmierowski told TVN24 on Wednesday. "Until we receive delivery confirmation, we can't provide vaccination points with exact delivery dates" - he added.

The European Parliament on Tuesday formally approved the European Union's multi-billion euro fund to support countries as they wind down fossil fuel industries, as the bloc overhauls its economy to fight climate change. Poland, which employs over half of the roughly 230,000 people working in Europe's coal industry, is in line for the biggest share.