TVN24 News in English

TVN24 News in English

Grzegorz Miecugow, our fellow journalist and colleague, has passed away at the age of 61. He worked for TVN since it was first established. He was the co-editor of the "Fakty" news service, and since 2005 he hosted "Szkło kontaktowe" on TVN24.

A police car escorting the motorcade with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, collided with a van on Thursday around 8 p.m. Four people were injured: two policemen, van driver and a pedestrian hit by the police car pushed to the pavement. The woman aged around 70 has been already dismissed from the hospital.

Poland will allocate an additional 200 billion zlotys ($55 billion) on defence by 2032 to modernise its army amid signs of growing aggression from Russia, a deputy defence minister said.

“I consider these words as motivated by the willingness to defend the image and to capitalise politically at the expense of the victims of the storm,” Jolanta Fierek, the mayor of Czersk, wrote in an emotional letter to TVN24. In this way she referred to the statements by the prime minister Beata Szydło and the government spokesperson in which local governments had been accused of insufficient reaction to the last week’s fierce storm.

“It is just blather and yet I think that he will not be offended by this comparison, although Mr. Biedroń is not a patch on the great fable author bishop Ignacy Krasicki,” this is how Ryszard Czarnecki (PiS) commented on the words of the mayor of Słupsk. Robert Biedroń said on Monday in the “Fakty po Faktach" show on TVN24 that he had been blackmailed by the members of parliament from the governing party.

The court in Szczecin twice rejected prosecutors’ requests for arrest in the so-called Police scandal. Now the same prosecutor’s office initiates proceedings against the judges in relations to negligence. “What country do we live in,” asks Włodzimierz Łyczywek, the dean of the District Bar Council in Szczecin.

“There is absolutely no disagreement between President Andrzej Duda and Minister of National Defence, Antoni Macierewicz,” said PiS MEP, Ryszard Czarnecki. “Clearly, there is a conflict,” insist opposition MPs. Politicians reacted to the President's speech delivered during yesterday's celebrations of the Armed Forces Day.

“I believe that on the eighth anniversary the monuments will be standing here, and that we will have the final answers about the Smolensk crash,” said PiS chairman Jarosław Kaczyński on ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście in Warsaw. On Thursday evening, members and supporters of the Law and Justice party met to commemorate the 88th mensiversary of the crash. There was also a counter-demonstration.