Poland welcomes EU deal to cap price of Russian oil | Polish president OKs plan to toughen penal code | Poland and England playing last 16 of World Cup today | US military hardware arrives in Gdynia

(Fot. gov.pl)

Poland has welcomed a European Union agreement to put a price cap on Russian oil at USD 60 per barrel.

The EU, the G7 group of the world’s wealthiest nations and Australia have backed the USD 60 per barrel price cap on Russian oil. Meanwhile, a senior Ukrainian presidential aide, Andriy Yermak, said on Saturday that the price cap approved by the world’s largest economies should be lowered to USD 30 per barrel to hit Russia harder. Yermak, who is chief of staff to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said on the Telegram messaging service that „it would be necessary to lower” the cap to USD 30 „to destroy the enemy’s economy quicker”.

Source – Polskie Radio


Poland’s president has approved a proposed reform of criminal law that includes heavier punishments for the most serious crimes.

The Polish justice ministry in the summer submitted a proposal under which those found guilty of the worst crimes could face life imprisonment without parole. President Andrzej Duda on Friday signed the proposed measure into effect after it was approved by Poland’s parliament. Under the law, the second-longest sentence will be raised from 25 to 30 years, and the statute of limitations on murder will be extended from 30 to 40 years. Most of the proposed new measures will take effect three months after being published as law.

Source – Polskie Radio


Poland and England are set to play matches in the World Cup last 16 today after qualifying in their respective groups earlier in the week.

Poland will play France at 4pm Polish time and England will play Senegal at 8pm Polish time. Poland scraped through their group on goal difference after a tense final match against Argentina where the Poles were judged to have performed extremely poorly and were considered lucky to have got through to the final 16. England on the other hand topped their group with an impressive 7 points – winning two and drawing one of their matches.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


And finally, around 700 pieces of US military hardware have arrived at the Baltic Container Terminal in the port of Gdynia this week.

Tanks, self-propelled guns, military transport vehicles and containers of lighter equipment are now being unloaded to be distributed across the country to various US army attachments stationed in Polish military bases around the country in the coming months. This kind of arrangement has been taking place since 2018, and this is the 20th such shipment to arrive at the terminal.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Weather

Today will be a cloudy day in a gentle breeze with chances of sleet and rain and temperatures of 2 degrees centigrade (36 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 1 degree overnight. Tomorrow will remain cold and dull in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 1 degree during the day and 0 degrees overnight.

 

Martin Caren

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