Overview of the Polish regional press. And that's what wrote the Polish regional press in the week with 4 10 of April.
Several hundred people marched on Saturday, 8 April on the streets of Poznan with posters "Nationalism will not pass!", ReportsGłos Wielkopolski(Poznan). In the demonstration took part, in particular, the Mayor of Poznan Jacek Yaskovyak, actress Eva Vuichak-Plain, Professor Roman Kubitsky from the Institute of Philosophy and Professor Krzysztof Podemsky. "We have repeatedly heard that nationalism is a lesser problem, but there is nothing further from the truth," said Professor Zhanna Malinovskaya from the Adam Mickiewicz University on the steps of the "Old Brewery" shopping center. - This is a real threat for everyone who is not ranked in the narrow definition of the so-called "true Pole". I meet this problem always and whenever my students from abroad are harassed or insulted in the city, and from friends I hear that they do not feel safe in Poland. " A few minutes later a group of several hooligans ran out, who showered the demonstrators with eggs. They reacted instantly, and it came to a fight.
Hooligans beat demonstration
The police intervened. Adventure - probably nationalists - had to hide inside the "Old Brewery". After this incident, the protesters moved on. Near the regional office of the ruling party "Law and Justice» (PiS), there were clashes with the police. Several people were knocked down on the asphalt, and then arrested.
Now protesters hit police
Demonstrators have publicly condemned the PiS, the party alleging that she opposes the refugees even in defiance of church, who calls his moral compass.
In Szczecin night held an action of solidarity with Belarusian opposition, reportsGłos Szczeciński(Szczecin). In several places there were banners and placards against the Belarusian government and the country's president Alexander Lukashenko.
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Activists accuse Lukashenka of the fact that the last idea of the "last dictator of Europe" was a decree on imposing a tax on those who do not work full time, against "social parasites", as the Belarusians themselves call it. Those who fall under its action, should pay compensation in the amount of about 235 euros as a substitute for taxes. In several cities of Belarus, mass protests took place. Not only those who suffered from the new law came to the streets. Protested by those who are tired of Lukashenko's regime, they want democracy. Belarusian authorities detained several hundred people. Before that, representatives of the opposition were preventively arrested in Minsk and elsewhere so that they could not take part in the protests. The Belarusian regime began violent repression against independent journalists and politicians.
Despite the repression of the Belarusian authorities against the opposition and journalists, a delegation of Polish parliamentarians sent to Minsk, indignantGazeta Współczesna(Bialystok). The head of the Mazovian branch of the opposition Polish party "Civil Platform" Andrzej Galicki characterized this as a scandal, which Poland must avoid. He demanded the cancellation of this visit and the contact of the contacts to a minimum, while the Belarusian opposition is held captive. His colleague Robert Tyszkiewicz called to pay attention to the persecution of the media, especially the fact that the majority among the victims are the journalists of the Biełsat TV channel. As Tyshkevich said, it's shameful that this television channel was deprived of a significant part of its funding by the Polish Foreign Ministry. "We call on the Foreign Ministry and Prime Minister Beat Shidlo to allocate additional funds for Biełsat, which plays a key role in the democratization of Belarus," Tyszkiewicz stressed.
Iraqi Kurd Emir Alhavlani, a doctoral student at Jagiellonian University, was deported to Iraq, informNews(Rzeszow). The authorities claim that he threatened the security of Poland. His Polish colleagues put up a picket in front of the court building in defense of the Emir. According to them, he is now in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, there is no danger for him, but so far he has not seen his family. During the deportation, he was brutally beaten by special services officers, tried to force him to sign certain documents and twice introduced a certain substance. A doctoral student at the Jagiellonian University was arrested by border guards 3 October in Krakow. According to the unofficial version, the issue of the legality of his stay was posed by the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW). Counterintelligence agents recognized the Emir as a threat to Poland. Friends of the exile, relying on communication with him, say that he was detained in connection with the refusal of cooperation with ABW. According to other information, the Iraqi Kurd is accused of contacting extremists in Western Europe. The District Court of Przemysl canceled the Emir's arrest, but this did not affect either the charge against him or the end of the deportation process.
The mayor of the city of Ternopil Vladimir Chertkov Shmatko wanted to cross the Ukrainian-Polish border in a car where the windshield was put Bandera black-and-red flag, writeSuper Nowości(Rzeszow). Polish border guards serving the crossing point "Krakovets", asked to remove it. "I asked ten times why. Answer: "Ukrainian nationalists are bad," Shmatko said in his blog and added that he did not understand such friendship. - It's very bad in my heart ... But Stepan Bandera is the Hero of Ukraine, and the flag of the UPA (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) is our part of the heart and soul! »Major of the Bieszczady Frontier Service Major Elzbieta Pikor confirms that the incident took place , but everything looked different than in the description of the Ukrainian mayor and the media. According to her, the officers offered to remove the black-and-red flag, because it causes "certain associations" among the Poles and its owner can meet with "negative social reaction". This case received wide coverage. First and foremost, it is necessary to regulate the issue related to the glorification and demonstration of the OUN / UPA symbols (the organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) and Bandera in Poland. Currently, their use is not officially prohibited. However, the inhabitants of Peremyshl insist that such signs should be treated in the same way as the Nazi symbols and the glorification of Adolf Hitler. The townspeople say that it is simply outrageous that the Poles are compelled in their country to endure signs that embody the genocide, their display must stop.
Vandals desecrated the cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Lidzbark, writesGazeta Olsztyńska(Olsztyn). "Graves are serious, they should be respected, there is no place for politics," one of her readers wrote to Gazeta Lidzbarska, answering the question what such an act is, a symptom of patriotism or vandalism. Although there are those who believe that such acts of vandalism are an expression of love for the Motherland. It is no coincidence that a man who defiled a monument chose the place of burial of Soviet soldiers. But, according to the officer of the press service of the police commandant's office in Lidzbark Warmiński, "this is the first such incident in our city". According to her, the police conduct an investigation, qualifying the incident under Article 262 of the Polish Criminal Code, which punishes those who desecrate the remains, the ashes of a person or the place where the deceased is dead, fined, restricted or imprisoned for up to two years. It is worrying that the criminal or criminals were not scared that a military unit is located near the cemetery and constant monitoring is being conducted. So who and why behaved so ugly?
Crimes against national minorities are crimes against the Polish nation, he said in an interviewWeekly(Opole) chairman of the German Cultural Society Waldemar Gelzok. He recently became a member of the Committee for the Protection of the Memory of Struggle and Martyrdom, as well as a member of the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish People. "Although I am one of the 19 members of the Committee, I see my role in protecting national and ethnic minorities in Poland, recalling that Poland was once a multinational state, and today's minority representatives are still its citizens," Gelzok said. Of course, there is something unusual about the fact that the German was a member of an organization that investigates crimes against the Polish people. But, says the chairman of the German Cultural Society, we often overlook the idea that the concept of a nation, as a rule, mistakenly equates it with a race. However, in the preamble to the Constitution it is written: "We, the people of Poland are all citizens of the Republic." Hence it is clear that a part of the people, national and ethnic minorities, are also Polish citizens. In this light, it is clear that crimes against minorities are crimes against the Polish nation. At the same time, the realization of Nazi atrocities remains an important part of German identity and commitment to combating discrimination on the basis of nationality.
Dziennik Wschodni(Lublin) is investigating reports of an attack by Chechens against employees of the Center for Foreigners in Byala Podlaska. The commotion began when border guards tried to remove foreigners for deportation. They were picked up at night, and before noon they were to be at the airport named after Frederic Chopin in Warsaw. According to the representative of the commandant Dariusz Shenitsky, several people tried to prevent this. Three men, citizens of Russia of Chechen nationality, acted particularly aggressively. Not only did they threaten the officers, but they also attacked the border guards. After several unsuccessful warnings, tear gas was used. The attackers were taken to solitary confinement. However, various non-governmental organizations qualified deportation of Chechens as an illegal act. Some guests of the Center for Foreigners went on a hunger strike to demonstrate their solidarity with them, calling the actions of border guards "inhuman." The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights also criticized, protesting against the use of tear gas.
Ukrainian workers "float away" from Pomerania? This question worriesDziennik Bałtycki(Gdansk and Tricity). The abolition of visas for Ukrainians can lead to the fact that they will start looking for work in other countries of the European Union. Pomeranian businessmen are already looking for a replacement in Belarus and Moldova. In the province there are about 60 000 Ukrainians. According to official data, they work as welders, fitters, electricians, and, in the case of women, care for the elderly. Europe is dealing with a serious demographic crisis, the workforce is simply not enough, only in Germany in 2030 year the deficit of them will be 10 million people. Adam Kubica, owner of the company Europrofit, is calm. He says that nothing will change for his company, since in order for a Ukrainian worker to get settled in other EU countries, he will need a special permit. "Maybe the illegal activity will tempt those who want to work as a collector of strawberries, but I represent the shipbuilding industry and I'm not afraid of a mass outflow," Kubica said. However, Zbigniew Tsanovetsky, head of the Pomeranian Employers' Union, is not so optimistic. "We are happy that Ukrainians will get the status of citizens who will be able to move freely in Europe, and on the other hand, we are worried that they will" swim "out of our firms in German or French," Tsanovetsky says. As a result, Polish employers are now beginning to seek a replacement for them among the inhabitants of Moldova, Belarus, and Asia - Nepal, Indonesia, Bangladesh.
After Brexit Poles in the UK may find themselves in a difficult situation, suggestsExpress Bydgoski(Bydgoszcz). For compatriots abroad the worst uncertainty remains. It is still unclear what the status will receive a Pole, who works for the owner in the UK or does business. Many took out loans on the house or apartment. According to British media, the number of Poles of applications for British citizenship rose by more than 1000%. In the worst case, migrants are willing to think about moving to another EU country, but not back to their homeland.
In early April, the EU courts found Bulgaria guilty of violating the European directives on air quality, according toGazeta Krakowska(Krakow). Will the next Poland? Maybe. The case in her respect with very similar charges is currently being considered by the court. "Bulgaria, like Poland, has not complied with the provisions of the EU Clean Air Directive for many years and will now bear responsibility for the consequences, now the court is considering a lawsuit against Warsaw, so we can soon expect another conviction," said the leader of the Polish anxiety smog Andjey Gula . It is a pity that signals about the need to improve air quality in Poland come only from the European Commission. Activists hope that the court decision will be the latest warning to the government: the fight against air pollution in Poland should withdraw from the stage of plans and recommendations and move to the stage of concrete decisions that will improve the atmosphere in the country. The coal quality standards proposed by the Ministry of Energy are clearly insufficient, and the lack of certificates for coal, which is purchased for households, is absolutely unacceptable. It is inadmissible to shift the focus in favor of the interests of the mining industry, instead of taking care of the health and lives of Polish citizens.
Expensiveness. This is something that can now threaten the "Law and Justice", warnsDziennik Łódzki(Lodz). In the Polish economy appeared an unprecedented phenomenon - inflation. Small, in January, prices increased by 2,2%, in February by 2%. Of course, this is not such a phenomenon that the government camp should be concerned about. On the contrary, this is a much more favorable trend than deflation, which overcame Poland in 2016. But, perhaps, we have before us the signal of another phenomenon with which PiS will have to fight: the price increase. It will be dangerous for what the government is proud of, for social projects. There is no reason to believe that inflation will get out of control, but it is possible that some products, books and medicines will rise in price. It can not be ruled out that the cost of insurance for cars will also jump.
Seventh anniversary of the Smolensk disaster, endless conspiracy theory, writesDziennik Polski(Krakow). "The law and justice", having organized a year later the presentation of the results of the subcommission on the re-investigation of the causes of the plane crash near Smolensk, pursues two goals, "says political scientist, employee of the Krakow Pedagogical University Lukasz Stach. - First, the party strengthens its main electorate, some of whom are convinced that 10 April 2010 was an attempt. Secondly, he tries to convince in his version of events those people who have not drawn up a clear opinion and are ready to accept the version of the attempt. It's a small group, but "Law and Justice" is trying to get it. " According to the Krakow political scientist, PiS not only constantly maintains that in the past mistakes were made by the first commission to investigate the disaster. "For those who believe in the version of the assassination, everything is fine. In "Right and Justice" they understand that such persons will bring a few percent of the votes to the party, "says Dr. Stach.