Polish government to introduce a visa ban for Russian citizens | Polish inflation at 15.6% in July | Hurkacz into Canadian Open final Thunderstorms bring disruption to Pomerania | Polish government to introduce a visa ban for Russian citizens

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Polish government to introduce a visa ban for Russian citizens

Polish government is working on a project bill to suspend granting visas to Russian citizens, amid Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk has said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday called on European Union leaders to ban visas for Russian nationals, to keep, in his words, “accomplices of state terror” from using Schengen visas. He was quoted as saying, “We must not destroy the very idea of Europe – our common European values. Europe must therefore not be transformed into a supermarket where it is not important who walks in and where the main thing is that people just pay for their goods”. According to Wawrzyk, the Czech Republic, current rotating EU president is in favour of introducing the ban, despite opposition from EU’s largest countries, including Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Source – Polskie Radio

Polish inflation at 15.6% in July

Inflation in Poland stood at 15.6 percent in year-on-year terms in July, the country’s Central Statistical Office reported on Friday.The reading was slightly higher than a flash estimate of 15.5 percent released by the statistics agency at the end of last month. In June, the prices of consumer goods and services in Poland were 15.5 percent higher than in the same month a year earlier. While in May, the figure stood at 13.9 percent. The Polish central bank’s Monetary Policy Council last month raised key interest rates for the 10th consecutive time in a bid to tame inflation.

Source – Polskie Radio

Hurkacz into Canadian Open final

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Saturday swept past Norway’s Casper Ruud 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to make it into the final of the men’s singles at the Canadian Open tennis tournament in Montreal.The 25-year-old Pole, who is ranked world No. 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and is the eighth seed in Montreal, will now face Pablo Carreno-Busta for a chance to win his sixth ATP trophy. Hurkacz on Friday booked his place in the semifinals of the men’s doubles competition in Montreal, partnering with countryman Jan Zieliński. The Polish duo will play Britain’s Daniel Evans and Australia’s John Peers for a spot in the final.

Source – Polskie Radio

Thunderstorms bring disruption to Pomerania

And finally, thunderstorms have brought disruption to parts of Pomerania yesterday evening bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Emergency services were called to 79 incidents across the region as winds of up to 65 km/h swept across the region with up to 3 cm of rain falling in a short period of time with local flooding and wind damage being the main cause for call-outs.

Source – Radio Gdańsk, Wikipedia

Weather

Today will be a sunny day in a moderate breeze with the chance of rain and thunder in the evening and temperatures of 27 degrees centigrade (77 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 17 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will continue sunny with scattered clouds and temperatures of 27 degrees during the day and 17 degrees overnight.

Martin Caren/aKa

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