Poland to veto EU migration plan at summit next week | Polish universities rise in global ranking | Poland to host 2027 men’s volleyball World Championships | 11th edition of the Gdańsk Participatory Budget results announced

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Poland is set to veto an EU attempt to relocate migrants between member states at the bloc’s informal summit in Spain next week, the prime minister has said.

At a news conference in Warsaw on Friday morning, the prime minister said: “”I am going to the European Council next week where I will uphold my veto on illegal migration.” He added: „This is an attempt to attack not only the sovereignty of Poland and other member states, but also an attempt to destabilize the EU in a non-democratic manner.”

On Thursday, the EU’s top migration official Ylva Johansson said the bloc was set to agree on how to handle irregular immigration, with Germany and Italy concerned over rising arrivals ahead of key elections.

Source – Polskie Radio

Polish universities have ranked higher than ever before in the 2024 Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings.

Among these, the Jagiellonian University in the southern city of Kraków, the University of Warsaw, and the Wrocław Medical University in southwestern Poland shine brightest, all landing within the 601-800 band.

THE’s World University Rankings is a respected annual list, now in its 20th year, which assesses research-intensive universities worldwide. This year, it features 1,904 institutions from 108 countries.

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland is set to host the 2027 men’s volleyball World Championships and will seek to host the 2036 summer Olympic Games, the country’s president and prime minister have said.

President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the news at the European Sports and Tourism Forum in the southern Polish mountain resort of Zakopane on Wednesday.

The prime minister said: “I can officially announce that the 2027 men’s volleyball World Championships will be held in Poland.” Morawiecki said it was “excellent news for all sports fans.”

Source – Polskie Radio

And finally, votes have been cast in this year’s citizens’ budget where 399 projects were vying for PLN 20 million in funding.

Voting in this year’s project saw a shift from purely infrastructure projects to recreational and sports ones. A spokeswoman for Gdańsk City Hall said, „We have a lot of sports fields, parkour, ninja park, bicycle paths. This time, residents chose recreation rather than road renovation.”

45,776 people voted in this year’s edition of the Citizens’ Budget. On a city scale, this gives a turnout of just over 10%. Statistics show that women vote slightly more willingly than men – they cast almost 6,000 more votes.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will see sunny spells in a moderate breeze with temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 10 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will remain cloudy with sunny intervals in a moderate breeze and temperatures of 19 degrees during the day and 9 degrees overnight.

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