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"If Donald Tusk wants to return to Polish politics, it means he knows how to do it" - former leader of Civic Platform Grzegorz Schetyna said on Tuesday. In his opinion, former prime minister's presence and involvement are needed. "We need a new opening in cooperation between democratic opposition circles" - Schetyna said. "We need to leave the recent months behind" - he added.

The Supreme Audit Office has compiled a report, seen by tvn24.pl, in which it asks the Health Ministry to implement procedures that would prevent reckless spending of public money. The auditors issued such recommendation in relation to "detected irregularities" in Poland's purchase of ventilators.

"At least 4,350 email accounts belonging to Polish citizens have been targeted by the (hacker) attack" - the spokesman for the special services minister-coordinator Stanisław Żaryn said on Tuesday. He added that the services have information linking the attackers to Russian special services.

"Most likely a new quarantine restriction will be introduced for those returning from the United Kingdom" - Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz said on Tuesday. He did not exclude introducing further restrictions for people arriving from the UK.

After losing their opener to Slovakia 2-1, Poland got their campaign back on track with a 1-1 draw against Spain, but they must beat Sweden to have any chance of reaching the knockout stage. It's all or nothing for Poland on Wednesday and it's not going to be easy. Not only in terms of purely football-related issues.

The Sejm Administration and Internal Affairs Committee rejected a motion to express vote of no confidence to prime minister's chancellery chief Michał Dworczyk. The motion filed by Civic Coalition pertained to last year's planned presidential election that had not happened in the end, and in relation to which the Supreme Audit Office has notified the prosecutor. The minister did not show up at the session, but was represented by the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers Łukasz Schreiber.

Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger has declared his country is ready to provide any help Poland could need after the fire in the village of Nowa Biała in southern Poland. The offer of support met with a reply from Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. "We can always count on our friendship with Slovakia" - he said in a tweet. Located in the region of Spisz, Nowa Biała was historically a Slovak village. Members of Slovak minority in Poland live there today.

Prosecutors from Świdnica in southwestern Poland have ended their inquiry into coffins discovered in the centre of the city. It's certain that a middle-aged man and woman were buried inside. They had died in the second half of the 19th century. There were no skulls in the coffins.

Majority of senators voted against Lidia Staroń's bid to become a new Commissioner for Human Rights. The upper house decision to reject the candidate backed by the ruling Law and Justice party means that the parliament will have make yet another attempt. So far, Polish lawmakers tried to appoint commissioner Adam Bodnar's successor six times.

"The system is getting back to normal, but at the same time we should be preparing for a potential fourth wave of the pandemic" - Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said on Thursday. He reassured that the current "moment of relief" was being used for training in the scope of using ventilators and working at COVID wards.

Inflation in Poland in May 2021 went up by 4.6 percent year on year and was the second-highest in the EU, right after Hungary (5.3%). According to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, only Greece saw consumer prices drop (-1.2%).