Polish government agrees roadmap for Poland’s first nuclear plant | Poland opposes EU plans for ‘mandatory relocation’ of migrants | Iga Świątek heads into French Open tennis tournament | Seventeen tons of illegal tobacco seized in Gdynia

(Fot. Gov.pl)

The Polish government has agreed a roadmap for the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant with US nuclear companies Westinghouse and Bechtel.

The “milestone” agreement on the design and construction “sets out a plan for the delivery of the project” and confirms “the implementation of the next major stage of Poland’s flagship nuclear energy initiative,” Westinghouse said in a statement.

Poland’s first nuclear station is set to be built in the northern villages of Lubiatowo and Kopalino using Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor technology, officials said. Construction is set to start in 2026, with the first of three reactors slated to be ready in 2033, according to the Polish government.

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland opposes EU proposals for mandatory relocation of migrants as it is „harmful and inefficient,” the Polish minister for European affairs has said.

The statement came after the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs earlier unveiled a plan for mandatory relocation of migrants, echoing past proposals in response to the 2015 migration crisis, according to Polish officials.

Several member states opposed this, leading to law-infringement procedures by the European Commission, including against Poland. The commissioner proposed „mandatory relocation of irregular migrants” on Wednesday, with member states refusing to participate being asked to pay EUR 22,000 per migrant they reject, according to an anonymous Polish diplomat.

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland’s world No. 1 Iga Świątek is looking to win her third straight title at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament opening in Paris on Sunday.

Earlier this month, the Polish player was forced to retire from the Italian Open in Rome with a thigh injury.

Polish world No.1 Świątek is bidding to become the first three-time champion at Roland-Garros since Serena Williams eight years ago and the 21-year-old could have to deny fellow reigning Grand Slam title-holders Elena Rybakina and Sabalenka back-to-back to retain the silverware.

Source – Polskie Radio, Roland-Garros.com

Five men have been arrested after seventeen tons of tobacco without Polish excise stamps were seized in Gdynia by officers of the Pomeranian National Revenue Administration and the Maritime Division of the Border Guard.

The value of the haul is over PLN 13 million. If the goods were to have gone on sale, the losses to the state budget would amount to almost PLN 20 million according to an official from the Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk. The men face up to 5 years in prison if convicted.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 5 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will continue sunny in light winds and temperatures of 19 degrees during the day and 7 degrees overnight.

Martin Caren/pb


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