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05 czerwca 2021


RG News in English: Poland will try to obtain another favorable environmental decision for the construction of the Baltic Pipe

Poland will try to ensure that another favourable environmental decision is issued for the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas link, a Polish official has said. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency decided to suspend the construction of the Norway-Poland gas link due to concern over wildlife.
Denmark’s Environmental Protection Agency had cited concern over the impact on protected mice and bat species to back its decision to halt construction in Denmark of Baltic Pipe, a pipeline connecting Poland with Norwegian gas fields, Danish grid operator Energinet said on Thursday. The gas link was initially expected to be completed in 2022, but it was not immediately clear whether the construction halt would delay the project.

Source – Polskie Radio

Exiled Belarusian opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is on a visit to Poland. On Friday morning she met with Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and had talks with Polish president Andrzej Duda later in the day. Tikhanovskaya started her visit by meeting with the participants of a hunger strike in Warsaw held in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners. She also dismissed an interview shown on state television in Belarus with Raman Pratasevich, a journalist who was arrested after his plane was forced to land in Minsk. 

Source – Polskie Radio

Unemployment in Poland held steady at a modest 3.1 percent in April, the lowest rate in the 27-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency has reported. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands tied for the second-lowest unemployment rate in the European Union in April, each at 3.4 percent, followed by Malta, with 3.8 percent, according to the Eurostat agency. Meanwhile, Greece had the highest seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in the EU, at 15.8 percent, according to the latest available data, while Spanish unemployment was the second-highest at 15.4 percent, the agency's data showed.

Source – Polskie Radio

And finally, the inhabitants of a tenement house in Gdańsk have been living without running water for four years it has emerged. In a bizarre story, the building in question was illegally "sold" to developers by a company called "Budowlani" cooperative 4 years ago. However the building belongs to the city and should never have been sold in the first place. Some of the paperwork was hidden by a city council clerk who was subsequently indicted for their behaviour. However, 4 years later, the residents of the block are still without water after the local water supply company cut off the supply due to non payment of the water bill. A local MP representing the governing Law and Justice party has taken the case up in an effort to speed up the reinstatement of the water supply.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day with a gentle breeze and temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade (70 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 8 degrees overnight. Sunday will remain sunny with a gentle breeze and temperatures will reach 20 degrees during the day and 8 degrees overnight.

That was the Radio Gdańsk English news and weather.