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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%).

"Sending army would be a PR loss and suggest that the government sees protesters as a threat" - minister Michał Dworczyk is said to have written on the 27th of October 2020 in an email to, among others, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. During that time a wave of protests against the Constitutional Tribunal's ruling on abortion swept through Poland. It's unclear who came up with the idea to send the army. The opposition demands answers, the prime minister and his office remain silent.

Poland's lower house of parliament has approved Lidia Staroń as candidate for Commissioner for Human Rights. The minimum threshold to be approved was 228 votes. The candidate backed by the ruling Law and Justice party received 231 votes in favour, while the opposition-backed candidate Professor Marcin Wiącek - 222. In order to become Poland's ombudsman, Lidia Staroń now needs to be approved by the upper house, the Senate.

Central Wrocław. A man stands on a traffic island separating lanes and all of a sudden enters a crosswalk straight in front of an incoming tram. The vehicle hits the pedestrian who bumps off, somersaults, stands up and walks away. The video has been sent to us via Kontakt24 platform.

"There's no point in hiding behind mistakes, we played a bad game. We can only apologise to everyone. For long minutes there was complete silence in the dressing room" - spokesman for Poland's football national team Jakub Kwiatkowski said on Tuesday. On Monday, Poland's top players lost to Slovakia 1:2, significantly slimming their chances of qualifying to Euro 2020 knock-out stage.

"This is an agreement which assumes that we will support a handful of bills important for Kukiz'15, and our colleagues will back the Polish Deal" - Law and Justice party chairman Jarosław Kaczyński said on Monday, announcing programme alliance with Paweł Kukiz. Both politicians presented details of the deal at a joint press conference. Kaczyński added that Kukiz "has plenty of interesting ideas which could improve the quality of Polish democracy and Polish public sphere".

The President of the Court of Justice of the European Union has decided to grant the expedited procedure in cases concerning conditionality for the protection of the EU budget in the event of rule of law violation in Hungary and Poland. The trial will take place on October 11-12 - the CJEU informed on Friday on Twitter.