Polish PM hails new gas link with Slovakia as 'pipeline of peace’ | Poland’s oldest citizen dies at 111 | 17th century Mexican coin found in southeastern Poland | In-line skating marathon takes place today in Gdańsk

(fot. PAP/Darek Delmanowicz)

Poland and Slovakia on Friday launched a new bilateral gas pipeline, with the Polish prime minister saying that the project would boost security in the entire Three Seas region.

Mateusz Morawiecki made the statement at the launch ceremony in the southeastern Polish village of Strachocina. The 167-kilometre interconnection links a gas node in Poland’s Strachocina with a compressor station in Slovakia’s eastern town of Ve’ké Kapušany. The pipeline is designed to bring up to 5.7 billion cubic metres of gas from Slovakia to Poland each year. The new link is part of the so-called North-South Corridor, a network of infrastructure connecting liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals on Croatia’s Krk island and in Poland’s north-western city of Świnoujście.

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland’s oldest citizen has died yesterday aged 111. Wanda Szajowska passed away in her home in the southern Polish city of Kraków.

A family friend said that even though Mrs Szajowska was increasingly weak in recent days, the news that eight days ago she became the oldest Pole made her happy. Wanda was born on February 12th, 1911 in Lwów (now Lviv in Ukraine), where she completed piano and vocal studies at the city’s Music Conservatory. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki paid tribute to Szajowska in a Facebook post.

Source – Polskie Radio

A local history buff has found a 17th century Mexican coin in a field in South Eastern Poland.

The man initially thought the coin was just a piece of sheet metal but a first wash suggested this could be an important find and he handed it over to the regional art conservator. The coin has an unusual, many-sided shape and is of uneven thickness. It was first thought to be a pirate coin from the area of the Caribbean Sea, possibly minted by the English during the rule of Elizabeth I, from silver captured at the end of the 16th century from the Spanish Armada by Sir Francis Drake. However, later examinations indicated that the coin is Spanish, and minted in the first half of the 17th century in Mexico, during the reign of Spanish king Philip IV. The reason for the coin being in the field remains a mystery.

Source – Polskie Radio

Some of Gdańsk’s streets around the Polsat Plus arena football stadium will be closed to traffic today for the 12th edition of the August In-line Skating marathon.

Organizers of the event say it is one of the biggest competitions in Poland for roller skating fans. There are numerous competitions including full marathon and half-marathon distances as well as a shorter race of 10.7 KM for less ambitious competitors. The event takes place between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm and traffic diversions will be in place around the stadium.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 27 degrees centigrade (81 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 15 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will start sunny with light winds with the chance of thunder storms later in the day with temperatures of 25 degrees during the day and 13 degrees overnight.


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