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17 lipca 2021

12:10

Radio Gdansk News in English: Polish President voices solidarity with Germany amid flood

Polish President Andrzej Duda voiced solidarity with Germany over the victims of severe floods and storms which hit the country over the last few days.

In a letter to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, published on the Polish President’s website, Duda said he was saddened by the deaths, and that he hoped emergency services will be able to find all missing German citizens. He also expressed hope that the extreme weather conditions will soon improve to allow the authorities to start the process of rebuilding damaged homes. As of Friday evening, more than 1,000 people were still missing in German and Belgian regions hit by the floods, with death toll reaching 110.

Source – Polskie Radio


 

Poland’s foreign ministry has launched a new app to help citizens travelling abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The app, called “Pole Abroad,” aims to keep travellers informed about “the epidemic situation in a given country,” Poland's Deputy Foreign said on Friday. He told a press conference that users would be provided with information about the spread of the epidemic in a specific country, travel regulations and possible restrictions imposed on unvaccinated people. The app also includes addresses of Polish diplomatic posts abroad, their telephone numbers and maps of how to find them.


Source – Polskie Radio



A Polish treasure hunter has unearthed a stash of medieval French coins that are believed to have been minted more than 1,100 years ago and that left local and international researchers dumbfounded.

A number of theories have been floated to explain how the coins got to their location, including a theory that the coins might have been part of a hefty ransom in silver to pay off the Vikings who in the 9th century threatened to ransack Paris. The discovery was made last year near the village of Biskupiec in Poland's north-eastern region.

Source – Polskie Radio

 

 



The skipper of the iconic Black Pearl tourist boat that collided with a dredger on the Motława river this week has been charged over the collision by the district prosecutor's office.

The suspect who tested positive for alcohol denies the charges against him. 3 people, including a one year old child required hospital treatment after the collision but were discharged from hospital the same day. The Black Pearl was also damaged during the collision. The owners of the Black Pearl have issued a statement to apologise for the incident and to say that they intend to improve on their procedures for ensuring staff do not consume any intoxicants before or during work.

Source – Radio Gdańsk



Weather

Today will be a sunny day with scattered clouds in a moderate breeze with temperatures reaching 26 degrees centigrade (79 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 16 degrees overnight. Sunday will be a lovely sunny day with a fresh breeze and temperatures of 25 degrees during the day and 13 degrees overnight.

 

 

Martin Carren/ua