TVN24 News in English

TVN24 News in English

What can you do when your flight is cancelled or delayed? Can you count on compensation? This time it was a close call for LOT Airlines passengers, as the general strike has been temporarily called off. However, it's good to know your rights in case LOT labour unions change their minds.

Beautiful and colourful tradition in the southeast of Poland. The International Mountain Hot Air Baloon Competition in Krosno always attracts the best pilots to compete. This year 33 crews came to Krosno to show their skills.

Labour holiday on the 1st and the Constitution Day on the 3rd of May means many Poles are kicking back and taking a week off. The weather this year in most of the country is making for a perfect vacation. Take a look at how Poles are enjoying their holidays.

Law and Justice is tightening the belt. In response to the bonuses given out to governement members by the former PM Beata Szydło, the salaries of representatives, senators and local officials will be cut by 20 percent. The new bill has been submitted in the Sejm. The opposition says that the legislation proposal is an attempt to cover up the scandal and tarnished image of the ruling party.

The "Constitution for Business" enters into force. The set of five acts which are aimed at the simplification of running business in Poland. Among other things, the legislation introduces new institutions and improves the relation between the business owners and the adminstration.

I still haven't reached my finishline - said Donald Tusk as he recieved an award from European Polonia in Aachen, Germany. And once again, he is causing waves of speculation. Will he return to domestic politics? Or after his term in Brussles is finished will he contend for the Polish presidency? The former prime minister leaves us wondering about his future.

"When the government introduced the 500 zloty benefit for raising children, people didn't get coupons for flour or sugar. These people received money," said Iwona Hartwich from the Committee of Protesting Parents of Disabled People. Ms Hartwich commented on the recent proposal offered by the government to the protesters from the Sejm. The guest of the second part of the programme was Professor Aleksander Hall.

"The government finds money for almost everything, including bonuses for the ministers. Unfortunately, with the exception of people who really need help. There's not a single penny for them," said Civic Platform MP, Andrzej Halicki in "Fakty po Faktach". On the other hand, Sylwester Tułajew from Law and Justice thinks that the problem of protesters from the Sejm is being heavily politicized by the opposition. The guests of the second part of the programme were Professor Antoni Dudek, politologist from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and Dr Anna Materska-Sosnowska from the University of Warsaw.

How to reduce traffic jams in Warsaw? According to Patryk Jaki, PiS candidate for the mayor of Polish capital city, the solution is mass transit and alternative means of transportation. Fees for driving in city center? That could be debated, but in distant future. In TVN24 "Fakty po Faktach" Jaki was presenting his ideas for the city. He declared, that he will keep open mind for different opinions about how to develop Warsaw.

"The dialogue continues because we treat everyone as partners, including the disabled", said the chief of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, Michał Dworczyk. With these words he commented on the ongoing protest of parents of the disabled people. "The financing devoted to helping the disabled was increased by three billion zloty, therefore the accusations that we're not dealing with this issue are completely baseless."

"We could talk for hours about minister Ziobro's words on professor Adam Strzembosz," said Marek Borowski in "Fakty po Faktach". The former speaker of the Sejm together with professor Marcin Matczak from the University of Warsaw were relating to Wednesday's interview with the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro who said that Adam Strzembosz is not his role model. For many, professor Strzembosz is a legend of the Polish judiciary. He's a co-creator of the justice system in democratic Poland and former chief justice of the Supreme Court and the State Tribunal. Tomasz Latos and Jan Grabiec were guests of the first part of the programme.

The social pensions for disabled will go up - the governement decided. However, the parents of disabled children who have been protesting in the parliament building in Warsaw for days now, say they will stay there until their demands are fully met. Hefty social benefits and rapid preparations of some bills became trademarks of the ruling Law and Justice. The protesters are asking: what about us?

How to further increase trade between the USA and Poland, why less children have been born recently and how to make Polish organic food even greater? Business news with Mateusz Walczak.