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Two State Protection Service (SOP) cars have collided in late-August in Kraków. The SOP limousine, in which President Andrzej Duda was supposed to ride, was hit by another car from this agency - according to tvn24.pl portal. Asked if the head of state was in the car, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration replied that "the situation did not affect the safety of the protected persons".

Number 1 for Polish People's Party (PSL), 2 for Law and Justice (PiS), 3 for Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), 4 for Confederation and 5 for Civic Coalition (KO) - the National Electoral Commission (PKW) drew election list numbers on Friday, assigned to nationwide committees that will put forward their candidates in all 41 constituencies.

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has decided to send a letter to Polish authorities regarding the situation of the rights of the LGBT community, and a separate document to the Council of Europe and the European Commission regarding pressuring of Polish judges - Polish Press Agency learned from two sources in the EP.

Hospital in Szczecinek (West Pomeranian voivodeship) has notified the prosecutor's office about the possibility of abuse of a 13-month-old girl. Doctors have found severe injuries on the child's body suggesting sexual abuse. The girl has been taken to one of the hospitals in Szczecin.

Jarosław Kaczyński is replying to critics. The chairman of Law and Justice announced plans to increase the minimum wage in Poland up to 4.000 zlotys by the year 2023. Some believe that this could put a strain on small businesses and lead to bankruptcies. Mr Kaczyński, however, said that he has spoken with the president of the National Bank of Poland and has been assured that there will be no negative effects on the economy.

Poland's Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, survived a vote of no confidence in the lower house of the Polish parliament. The evening vote was preceeded by a debate involving top politicians of the ruling party and the opposition. The vote over minister Ziobro came after the smear campaign scandal had been revealed, allegedly involving employees of the ministry of justice, including former deputy minister Łukasz Piebiak.

The fate of a 99-year-old woman from Bielsko-Biała whose life-savings were stolen has moved many people. After her story was spread by the media, help from all over the country has been coming. "Lots of payments have been made" - said Ewelina Kliś from Serce dla Maluszka Foundation. The woman will receive support in material form, in order not to attract thieves.