English Service
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20 września 2021


Radio Gdansk News in English: Three migrants found dead | National air carrier LOT | Works of art recovered | Railway traders' fair comes to Gdańsk

Three migrants have been found dead on the border between Belarus and Poland over the weekend.

During recent weeks, Belarus has been accused of waging a hybrid war against Poland by pushing hundreds of illegal migrants over the border in an attempt to destabilise the EU and in retaliation for sanctions placed against it by the EU in response to its human rights violations. On Sunday Polish authorities also rescued a number of migrants who had got into difficulty in a swampy area near a local river. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on his Facebook account that Poland would look into "the possible link between these dramatic events and the provocative actions taking place on our eastern border."

Source – Polskie Radio


LOT Polish Airlines – the national carrier – has reported it carried more than 340,000 passengers over the summer season, an increase of 20,000 compared to the same period last year.

The company said it operated some 3,000 routes, including between Poland and popular holiday resorts in Italy, Greece, Croatia and Albania. The numbers show signs of a modest recovery in the aviation sector that has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The Polish company also announced that from the beginning of the year until the end of August, it carried around two million passengers.

Source – Polskie Radio


Over 500 works of art that were looted during World War II have been recovered in the last 6 years according to data released by the Culture and National Heritage Museum.

Addressing a conference on the works of art lost during WWII held in Warsaw on Sunday, a spokesperson stated that there are over 80 restitution proceedings under way to recover more works of art. Typically, such proceedings tend to be complicated and may last from a few weeks to a few years. Every year several works of art are recovered in this way. 

Source – Polskie Radio


And finally, over 500 exhibitors from 25 countries will participate in the 14th Trako International Railway Fair, which begins on Tuesday in Gdańsk.

During the event, there will be demonstration of the world's first hydrogen train. The event is the largest and most prestigious in Poland and the second largest in Europe where the rail transport industry meets and networks. The event will take place for the first time in the new space of the exhibition tracks at the Gdańsk Zaspa Towarowa station with over 36 thousand square meters of exhibition space.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a cloudy day with sunny spells and a strong breeze with temperatures reaching 12 degrees centigrade (54 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to 7 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will be another cloudy day with sunny spells but the wind will die down and temperatures will reach 13 degrees during the day and 7 degrees overnight.



Martin Caren