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European Union countries on Monday approved the bloc's flagship fund to wean them off fossil fuels and protect communities most affected, paving the way for members to start receiving the cash.

The city of Gdańsk celebrates the 32nd anniversary of Poland's partially-free election of June 4th, 1989, which sparked democratic transition and the fall of communism. For the third time a huge Polish flag, crafted by some 1,000 people was raised at the city's tallest mast, and a special picnic was organised next to the European Solidarity Centre.

Belarus carriers will be banned from flying over European Union territory or having access to its airports from Friday, the bloc said, as the country's exiled opposition leader called for more joint Western sanctions.

To mark the 32nd anniversary of Poland's partially-free election of 1989, a monument to the Solidarity trade union was unveiled on Friday in Warsaw by the city mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and Belarusian opposition leader and president-elect of this country Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

For hiding during the war, for aiding children, for helping to escape, and for taking care for places of burial. President Andrzej Duda presented nine people from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine with Virtus et Fraternitas medals.

The government has decided to allow more people to participate in registered public gatherings starting June 6, but it hasn't done so with respect to spontaneous gatherings. "I can believe in many things, but spontaneous gatherings escalating into demonstrations of hundreds, I'm not buying tit" - the Speaker of the Sejm Elżbieta Witek said when asked about the issue.

President Andrzej Duda ratified the EU recovery plan on Monday, which would secure nearly 60 billion euro for Poland to help the country's economy to heal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Medical recommendation is ready and it's positive. We opt, of course, for vaccinating children aged 12-15" - member of the Medical Council doctor Konstanty Szułdrzyński told TVN24 on Monday. In his view, "it would be good to try to vaccinate as many children by the end of June as possible".