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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.

We see yet another act of the appalling and disgusting war between state institutions - a Left party lawmaker Krzysztof Śmiszek said on Tuesday. He was referring to a letter by the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) President Marian Banaś, addressed to the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI). In the letter, Banaś complained about government pressure put on the NIK. "I can't see any pressure whatsoever. Constitution prevents us from doing such things" - said the Speaker of the Sejm Elżbieta Witek.

At a meeting of parliaments of the Visegrad Group countries in the Polish Sejm, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said "we all long for getting back to normal, but unfortunately there will always have a certain fear creeping back in our heads". He added there was still a high risk of new variants of coronavirus and new viruses.

Robert Lewandowski matched Gerd Mueller's extraordinary achievement of scoring 40 goals in one season, but he still has another game up in his sleeve. Bayern striker can establish a new Bundesliga record in this season's last fixture against Augsburg. However, there are some journalists and football fans in Germany who would rather prefer Lewandowski wouldn't.

Civic Platform MEP Róża Thun announced on Monday that she has quit as party member. She explained that her views were at odds with the official party line, and that the vote over the Recovery Fund was the last straw. "I'm against poorly-coordinated bargaining between parties affecting projects aimed at supporting hundreds of millions European citizens in crisis" - she said in a statement. "I can only regret that she has made such a decision" - Civic Platform chairman Borys Budka said about Thun's departure.

French Open champion Iga Świątek said securing a spot in the top 10 of the world rankings was evidence her game had become more consistent after the Pole struggled with some "frustrating" results following her maiden Grand Slam triumph last year.

Poland's national team coach Paulo Sousa on Monday announced a list of players that would play in the EURO 2020. Two regular first-eleven players have been placed on the reserves list: West Brom's winger Kamil Grosicki and Dinamo Moscow's playmaker Sebastian Szymański.

"We reiterate our strong support for the Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights, an ombudsman institution, equality body, and accredited as A-status NHRI, in its work to promote and protect human rights and equality in Poland in an independent and effective manner" - the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, the European Network of Equality Bodies, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, the International Ombudsman Institute, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and the Regional Office for Europe said in a joint statement.