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). The demonstration was attended by, inter alia, Poznan Mayor Jacek Yashkovyak, actress Eva Vuychak Plain, Prof. Roman Kubicki from the Institute of Philosophy and professor Krzysztof Podemsky. "Many times we have heard that nationalism is less of a problem, but nothing could be further from the truth - said on the steps of the shopping center" Old Brewery "Professor Jeanne Malinovskaya from the Adam Mickiewicz University. - This is a real threat to anyone who does not rank in the narrow definition of the so-called "true Pole". I meet this problem ever and whenever my students from abroad harass or insult in the city, and from friends I hear that they do not feel safe in Poland. " A few minutes later she ran a group of a few hooligans, who showered demonstrators eggs. Those 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 Lukashenko that the latest idea of "Europe's last dictator" was the decree on imposing a tax on those who do not work full-time, against "social parasites", as they call themselves Belarusians. Those who fall under its scope, must pay compensation in the amount of about 235 euros as a tax substitution. In several cities of Belarus have been mass protests. We took to the streets not only those who have been affected by the new law. Tired of protesting Lukashenko's regime, they want democracy. The Belarusian authorities have detained hundreds of people. Prior to Minsk and other places were preventively arrested representatives of the opposition, so that they could not take part in the protests. Belarusian regime began brutal 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(Belostok). Chapter Mazovia branch of the opposition of the Polish party "Civic Platform" Andrzej Galitsky termed it as a scandal that Poland should be avoided. He demanded the cancellation of the visit and contact information to a minimum, while the Belarusian opposition held captive. His colleague Robert Tyshkevich called attention to the persecution of the mass media, especially the fact that the majority of the victims - it is journalists Biełsat channel. As Tyszkiewicz said shameful that this channel was deprived of a large part of its funding by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "We call on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister Beatu Shidlo allocate additional funds for Biełsat, which plays a key role in the democratization of Belarus", - said Tyszkiewicz.
Iraqi Kurd Emir Alhavlani, a doctoral student at Jagiellonian University, was deported to Iraq, informNews(Rzeszow). The authorities claim that he threatened to Poland's security. His Polish colleagues put a picket in front of the courthouse in support of the Emir. According to them, he is currently in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, there is danger for him, but so far he had not seen his family. During the deportation, he was brutally beaten by security officers tried to force him to sign some documents and some substance was administered twice. Doctoral student at Jagiellonian University was arrested by border guards 3 October in Krakow. According to unofficial version, the question of the legality of his stay put Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW). Counterintelligence admitted Emir threat to Poland. Friends exile, based on communication with him, saying that he had been detained in connection with the refusal to cooperate with the ABW. According to other information, the Iraqi Kurd accused of that he got in touch with extremists in Western Europe. Przemysl District Court quashed the arrest of the Emir, but it did not affect either the one to drop the charges against him, nor 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 am ten times asked why. Answer: "Ukrainian nationalists - it is bad" - said Shmatko in his blog and said he did not understand such friendship. - Very bad at heart ... But Stepan Bandera - Hero of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army flag (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation) - this is our piece of mind and heart, "Press Secretary Bieszczady Division Border Service Major Elzbieta Pikor confirms that the incident took place but everything looked different than in the description of the mayor and Ukrainian media. According to her, the officers offered to remove the black and red flag, because it causes the Poles "certain associations" and its owner can meet the "negative social reaction." The case received widespread publicity. It is, above all, that it is necessary to legally regulate issue related to the glorification and demonstration OUN / UPA characters (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation) and Bandera in Poland. Currently, their use is not officially banned. However, residents of Przemysl insist that such signs should be treated in the same way as Nazi symbols and glorification of Adolf Hitler. Townspeople say they simply outrageous is that the Poles were forced to endure in the country marks embodying the genocide, they should stop the show.
Vandals desecrated the cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Lidzbark, writesGazeta Olsztyńska(Olsztyn). "Graves - this is serious, they should be respected, there is no place for politics," - he wrote about it in the Gazeta Lidzbarska one of its readers, answering the question, what is such an act of patriotism symptom or vandalism. Although there are those who think that such acts of vandalism are an expression of love for the motherland. It is no accident that the man who desecrated the monument, chose the place of burial of Soviet soldiers. But, says the press service of the officer police commandant in Lidzbark Warminski, "this is the first such event in our city." According to her, the police are investigating, qualifying the incident under Article 262 the Polish Penal Code, which punishes those who desecrate the remains, human ashes or resting place of the dead, a fine, restriction or deprivation of liberty for a term up to two years. Is a concern that the perpetrator or perpetrators are not scared that the next to the cemetery is a military unit and are continuously monitored. So, who and why behaved so outrageously?
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 Memory of Struggle and Martyrdom, as well as a member of the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation. "Although I am one of the 19 members of the Committee, but see their role in the protection of national and ethnic minorities in Poland, recalling that once Poland was a multinational state, and the current members of minorities are now its citizens", - said Gelzok. Of course, there is something unusual in the fact that German was a member of the organization, which investigates crimes against the Polish people. But, says the chairman of the German cultural society, we often lose sight of what the concept of a nation, as a rule, erroneously equates it to a race. However, in the preamble to the Constitution says: "We, the Polish people - all citizens of the Republic." Hence it is clear that part of the people, national and ethnic minorities, also have Polish citizens. In this light, it is clear that crimes against minorities - are crimes against the Polish nation. However, awareness of Nazi crimes is an important part of German identity and commitment to the fight against discrimination on grounds of nationality.
Dziennik Wschodni(Lublin) is investigating reports of an attack on the Chechen employees of the Center for Foreigners in Biała Podlaska. The unrest began when guards tried to remove aliens for deportation. They raised the night, and before noon they had to be in the Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw. According to the representative of the commandant Dariusz Shenitskogo, several people tried to prevent it. Three men, Russian citizens of Chechen nationality, acted particularly aggressively. Not only that, they threatened the officers, but also attacked the border guards. After several false warnings had to use tear gas. Assailants were delivered in a single chamber. However, various non-governmental organizations qualified the deportation of Chechens as an illegal act. Some guests of the Center for Foreigners hunger strike to show their solidarity with them, calling the actions of border guards as "inhuman". Criticism was also made by the Helsinki Human Rights Foundation, protesting against the use of tear gas.
Ukrainian workers "float away" from Pomerania? This question worriesDziennik Bałtycki(Gdansk and Tri). The abolition of visas for Ukrainians may lead to the fact that they will begin to look for work in other European Union countries. Pomeranian entrepreneurs are already looking for a replacement in Belarus and Moldova. The province has about 60 000 Ukrainians. According to official figures, they work welders, fitters, electricians, and when it comes to women - are engaged in caring for the elderly. Europe is dealing with a serious demographic crisis, labor is just not enough, only in Germany in 2030, their deficit is 10 million. Adam Kubica, owner of Europrofit, calm. He says that his company will not change anything, because in order to Ukrainian worker was able to settle in other EU countries, it will require a special permit. "Maybe the illegal activity will tempt those who want to work collector of strawberries, but I represent the shipbuilding industry, and I am not afraid of mass outflow," - said Kubica. However, not so much optimistic head of the Union of Employers of Pomerania Zbigniew Tsanovetsky. "We are pleased that the Ukrainians will have the status of citizens who will be able to move freely in Europe, and on the other hand, we are concerned that they" float away "from our businesses in German or French," - says Tsanovetsky. As a result, Polish employers are now starting to look for a substitute among them residents of Moldova, Belarus, as well as Asia - Nepal, Indonesia and 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). whether Poland will be next? Possible. The case against her with very similar accusations currently being considered by the court. "Bulgaria, as well as Poland, to not comply with the provisions of the EU directive on clean air and now will be responsible for the consequences, the Court is now considering for many years a lawsuit against Warsaw, so that we can soon expect the next sentence," - said the leader of the Polish alarm smog Andrzej Gula . It is a pity that the signals of the need to improve air quality in Poland comes only from the European Commission. Activists hope that the judgment will be the last warning to the government: the fight against air pollution in Poland should withdraw from the stage of planning and advice and go to the stage of concrete solutions that will improve the atmosphere in the country. Norms of quality of coal, proposed by the Ministry of Energy, is clearly insufficient, and the lack of certificates for coal, which is sold to households, there is a thing totally unacceptable. It is unacceptable shift of emphasis in favor of the interests of the mining industry, instead of caring for the health and lives of citizens of Poland.
Expensiveness. This is something that can now threaten the "Law and Justice", warnsDziennik Łódzki(Lodz). The Polish economy there was an unprecedented phenomenon - inflation. Little, in January prices rose by 2,2%, in February 2%. Of course, this is not such a phenomenon that should bother a government camp. On the contrary, it is much more favorable trend than deflation, which overcame Poland 2016 year. But, perhaps, we have a signal of another phenomenon that PiS will have to fight rising prices. Dangerous it would be for ensuring the government for social projects. There is no reason to think that inflation will get out of control, but it is possible that will rise in price some products, books and medicines. It is possible that the cost of insurance and jump on cars.
Seventh anniversary of the Smolensk disaster, endless conspiracy theory, writesDziennik Polski(Krakow). "Law and Justice", organized a year the presentation of the results of the work of the subcommittee on the re-investigation of the causes of the plane crash near Smolensk, has two purposes, - says the analyst, a member of the Pedagogical University of Cracow Lukáš Stach. - Firstly, the party strengthens its core constituency, part of which is convinced that on April 10 2010 was attempted. Second, he is trying to convince his version of the events of those people who do not have a clear opinion and are willing to accept the version of the assassination attempt. This small group, but the "Law and Justice" it solicits. " According to political scientist Cracow, the PiS is not just constantly says that in the past the first commission to investigate the disaster had made mistakes. "For those who believe in assassination version, all is well. The "law and justice" means that such a person will bring the party a few percent of the votes in the elections ", - said Dr. Stach.