Radio Gdansk News in English: US army to test emergency deployment readiness in Poland

A US armoured battalion will conduct an emergency deployment exercise in north-western Poland, according to the Polish defence ministry. As part of the Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, run by the US Defense Department, an armoured unit will be deployed to Poland to test the US army’s capacity for a quick military response. Over 500 American soldiers will participate in the exercise, along with Polish and German troops, serving as mission command and providing exercise control respectively. The drills at the Drawsko training ground will provide another opportunity to strengthen military cooperation between Poland and the United States, according to the defence ministry. The Polish defence ministry said that precautions would be taken to protect the soldiers and local community from potential COVID-19 infection. The exercises will start on July 14 and end on August 23.

Source – Polskie Radio

An 18-year-old pilot has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after his glider crashed in south-eastern Poland. The incident took place on Thursday evening near the village of Laszki. Regional police said on Friday that the man was in a “serious condition.” Preliminary findings indicated the young pilot had been on a training flight, probably fell into a corkscrew during take-off, and then crashed into the ground. Police inspected the scene of the incident and interviewed witnesses.

Source – Polskie Radio

Polish star Robert Lewandowski has been voted best player of the 2019/20 season by Germany’s union of professional football players. It is the fourth such accolade for the Polish goal machine, who plays for Germany’s Bayern Munich club. Lewandowski received just over 40 percent of the vote, far ahead of second-placed Englishman Jadon Sancho, who garnered 13.9 percent. Lewandowski was last month crowned the top scorer of Germany’s Bundesliga premier league in the 2019/2020 season, his fifth such trophy since he began playing in Germany in 2010. The Poland international was earlier in June named the Bundesliga’s player of the season in a poll conducted by the German top flight’s official website.

Source – Polskie Radio

And finally, Gdansk and Gdynia have achieved high rankings in the recent Emerging Europe 2020 awards for business friendly cities. Emerging Europe is an organization that aims to support emerging European markets. A panel of experts reviewed 75 cities in 23 European countries, placing Gdańsk in 9th overall place in the rankings and 3rd place for quality of life after Prague and Ljubljana with Gdynia coming in at 5th place. Gdańsk also took 7th place for infrastructure and communication and 4th place for business climate. In other recent awards, The Tri-City area ranked forth place in its „Cities of the Future” ranking. Full details of the Emerging Europe 2020 awards can be found at the website.

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Today will be an unsettled and breezy day with sunny intervals and temperatures will reach around 18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, dropping to a cool 9 degrees centigrade overnight. Tomorrow will also be moderately breezy with sunshine and scattered clouds and temperatures reaching 17 degrees centigrade during the day, dropping to 11 degrees overnight.

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