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On the 16th day of protest in the parliament building, the parents and caretakers of people with disabilities have invited the first lady for a meeting. "We're really counting on your visit and your support for our demands," the protesters wrote in the invitation that was handed over to Mrs Kornhauser-Duda by father Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski.

"It's very bad news," said former prime minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, asked about the EU budget project that would introduce, among other changes, a 7-percent cut to cohesion policy. The guest of "Kropka nad i" added that he "can see the premise that the UE finally understood that it needs to react differently to problems with countries like Poland and Hungary. It's clear that the best advice is money".

"Today, it is important to focus on different priorities to make sure that Warsaw is a friendly city," said Rafał Trzaskowski, a candidate for mayor of Warsaw in "Fakty po Faktach". Mr Trzaskowski who is supported by his own Civic Platform and the Modern Party stressed that it it essential to address the needs of "senior citizens, young people and to improve housing policy and equal treatment of men and women". Asked if he's planning to continue the policy of the current mayor he said: "I meet with the people of Warsaw and the vast majority say that the city has improved under Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, but they criticise the reprivatisation scandal." The guest of the second part of the programme was the deputy foreign minister Konrad Szymański.

A short-circuit in the electrical installation is the most likely cause of the fire that torched the agricultural farm "Tatarska Jurta" in Kruszyniany in northeast Poland. Declarations of help to rebuild the complex have come in from the community, because the "Tatarska Jurta" has a special place on the cultural map of the Podlasie region and in the hearts of those who have visited it.

Law and Justice submitted a project of special solutions to support those with total disabilities. It assumes financing the rehabilitation by the National Health Fund. The government spokesperson said that the project would be examined by the Sejm during its nearest session on Tuesday.

It was an important day for EU member states as the budget draft for 2021 to 2027 was revealed. The European Commission is proposing that funding for the Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy is moderately reduced. Furthermore, Brussels wants to link funding to the rule of the law. Business news with Mateusz Walczak.

To celebrate 100 years of independence, we encourage you to send us your "Wishes for Poland". We will publish them on our website and then put them in a time capsule for our descendants to open in another 100 years. The best ones will be read out loud during a special Debate for One Hundred Years of Independence.

The second of May is Flag Day in Poland. To mark the occasion, celebrations took place throughout the country. Like the one in Świnoujście, where a record large flag was hoisted onto a lighthouse and could be seen from several kilometers away. It was made by local residents.

Civic Platform and the Modern Party should run on a joint voting ticket in upcoming local elections, according to the newest poll from KANTAR Millward Brown for "Fakty" TVN and TVN24.

14 years have passed since the navy flag with gold stars was hoisted next to the red and white one. On the first of May 2004, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta joined the European Union. It was the largest ever expansion of the borders of the organisation.

Poland assumes the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the period of one month. The president of the council is responsible for setting the agenda, presiding over meetings, as well as crisis management. The main issues are set to be international law and peace and security in the world.

A fire ripped through a popular agritourism farm in Kruszyniany, in the northeast of Poland. The Tatarska Jurta was left in cinders after the night-time blaze. The fire broke out after everyone had already gone to bed, but luckily, no one was injured.

The EU is to present budget cuts in Brussels, while Polish farmers are riding on a booming industry. Business news with Mateusz Walczak.

Once upon a time, there were processions with thousands and thousands of people. International Workers' Day was celebrated heavily during the communist times in Poland, with colorful parades and marches in the streets of the nation's cities. Today, it all looks a lot more modest as Labour Day is rather a relic of the past and a promotion of organisations connected with left-wing politics. Nevertheless, it's a tradition still cultivated and enjoyed, at least by some.

First of May. Protesters spent the Labour Day in the parliament building, marking their 14th day of protest. In front of the building demonstrators showed their support for the disabled and their caretakers. Meanwhile, there is still no agreement between the protesters and the government, which is slow to meet their demands. The caretakers of the disabled aren't losing hope.

"In my opinion, the government is trying to find a way out of the situation, but without acknowledging that protesters are in the right," said the Commissioner for Human Rights, Adam Bodnar. The guest of "Fakty po Faktach" commented on the protest of the disabled and their caretakers taking place in the parliament building. Mr Bodnar added that the people protesting in the Sejm, for many days now, have "triggered the society's imagination" regarding the problems that the disabled are facing every day.

The situation in LOT Airlines is now clear, at least for a moment. The general strike planned for 1 May was called off as the labour union represetatives have announced. The protest, however, is still possible at a later date. The unions will reveal further steps within two weeks, as they want to give the prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki more time to closely examine the situation in the Polish carrier.