Morawiecki visits Netherlands to discuss Ukraine, EU security | US announces new military aid package to Ukraine | Massive personal data leak reported in Poland | Latest GUS data shows Polish inflation at 13 percent | Gdańsk foundation collects items to help youth in Kherson

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday to discuss support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, help for Kyiv’s bid to join the European Union, and sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

During their meeting at the Hague on Wednesday, the two leaders also addressed the topics of European security, bilateral economic cooperation, EU reforms, and EU migration policy.

In a press conference after the meeting, Morawiecki praised Minister Rutte for the Netherlands’ commitment to Ukraine and „for understanding the need to strengthen the transatlantic dimension and cooperation between the EU and the United States” as an essential element of European and global security.

Source: Polskie Radio

On Tuesday, the United States announced a new USD 300 million arms package for Ukraine’s defense against Russia.

The package includes a range of essential munitions, such as air defense and anti-aircraft systems, artillery, tank, and aerial munitions, and anti-armor systems. According to US officials, the package aims to bolster Ukraine’s defensive capabilities against ongoing Russian aggression.

Today is day 463 of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Source: Polskie Radio

The Polish government is taking steps to mitigate a major personal data leak that reportedly involves „millions of logins and passwords.”

According to reports by the Polish Press Agency (PAP), „a huge set of login and password data belonging to Polish citizens” was leaked in the early hours of Tuesday.

The personal data breach was first reported by the ZTS (zaufanatrzeciastrona.pl) website, which said the leak had been caused by „malware designed to locate browser-saved logins and passwords and pass them on to the creators of the virus.”

ZTS reported that websites featured in the data leak include popular sites such as facebook.com, allegro.pl, .gov.pl, poczta.onet.pl, poczta.wp.pl, online.mbank.pl, .ingbank.pl, x-kom.pl and morele.net.

In response, Digitisation Minister Janusz Cieszyński announced via Twitter that the government had „launched a simple tool to enable citizens to check if their data were part of the leak.” The tool can be accessed >>>HERE by signing in under the so-called „trusted” profile or „Profil zaufany” used to access public services online.

Source: Polskie Radio

Poland’s National Statistics Office (GUS) released a flash estimate yesterday showing inflation in Poland stood at 13 percent in year-on-year terms in May.

The results released by GUS on Wednesday were 0.2 percentage points lower than those forecast by economists polled by Poland’s PAP news agency.

In April, the prices of consumer goods and services in Poland were 14.7 percent higher than in the same month a year earlier, according to GUS, while in March, Poland’s consumer price index stood at 16.1 percent.

In its last Inflation Report from March, the Polish central bank (Narodowy Bank Polski) predicted that inflation would average 11.9 percent in 2023, dropping to 5.7 percent in 2024 and 3.5 percent in 2025.

Source: Polskie Radio

The „Zupa na Monciaku” foundation in Gdańsk is currently seeking support to aid young people in Kherson, Ukraine.

As detailed by Aleksandra Kamińska on the program „More Heart, Fewer Barriers,” teenagers are the least supported aid group in the region.

In response, the foundation is organizing a collection to help improve the living conditions and social opportunities of youth aged 13 to 18, with the aim to provide students some respite from the hardships of the ongoing military conflict.

Gdańsk residents can contribute by donating stationery, art supplies, power banks, headphones, cosmetics, and sweets. New or gently used summer clothing for youth and children would also be appreciated. Donations can be delivered from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. on weekdays to the foundation’s headquarters at Al. Grunwaldzka 5 in Gdańsk, or by appointment.

More information on the work of Zupa na Monciaku can be found >>>HERE.

Source: Radio Gdańsk

Weather

Today will be mostly sunny and warm, with very little chance of rain and a light breeze coming from the west. Temperatures will be cooler than yesterday, with a daytime high of 21°C or 69°F, dropping to a low of 9°C or 48°F overnight. Skies will stay sunny, but temperatures will drop dramatically tomorrow before warming up again over the weekend.

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