EU calls for “stress tests” of critical infrastructure | Gdańsk police detain woman with “cold, hungry” child living in a tent | Police ask residents to request help for those at risk of hypothermia | Poland vs. Mexico ends in scoreless draw | World Cup Day 4

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The European Commission has called on EU member states to carry out stress tests of critical infrastructure following a series of suspicious incidents.

Speaking in the European Parliament on Tuesday, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the EU executive had issued recommendations to member states on cyber defense and critical infrastructure protection.

Johansson warned EU lawmakers that Russia was waging a hybrid war against Europe, citing recent incidents, including an “act of sabotage” against the Nord Stream gas pipeline and a “strike” on Germany’s railway system which disrupted rail links to the Netherlands and Denmark.

While admitting “the attackers are so far unknown,” Johansson pointed out that “the message is clear: We know where you are weak. We know where to strike, any time we like.”

Conservative Polish MEP Joachim Brudziński echoed Johansson, pointing to the ongoing airstrikes in Ukraine as an example of “the barbarism of Putin’s hatchet men, who, unable to defeat Ukrainian soldiers on the battlefield, have resorted to attacks on civilian and critical infrastructure” resulting in “a virtual lockdown to most Ukrainian major cities.”

Such actions, he continued, “should make us realize that no country in Europe is safe in the face of the Russian dictator’s actions.”

Source: Radio Poland


Gdańsk police officers have detained a 24-year-old woman found living in a tent with her two-year-old daughter in a forest near Gdańsk Zaspa.

Police officers responding to an earlier report found a man and two women, including the 24-year-old mother of the child, living in a tent with a two-year-old child who “appeared chilled” and was dressed in a short-sleeved T-shirt.

According to police press officer Magdalena Ciska, “the officers immediately covered the child with blankets and thermal foil and called an ambulance.” Upon initial examination, the child appeared to be cold, hungry, and suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection.

The mother of the child was arrested and taken to a police station, while the child was taken to a hospital for further examination and treatment.

The case is currently under investigation, with the mother potentially facing the loss of her parental rights and up to five years in prison for risking her child’s health and life.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, PAP


As temperatures continue to drop, Gdańsk authorities are asking residents to check on or report individuals occupying non-residential areas such as vacant lots, railway stations, or abandoned buildings.

Police patrols are currently on the lookout for those at risk of hypothermia, particularly lonely, elderly, or intoxicated people, and those experiencing homelessness.

Concerned residents are asked to call the Straż Miejska or City Guard in Gdańsk by dialing emergency phone number 986 or the Gdańsk police at 112. Police officers or city guards will then check if and what kind of help is needed.

Residents can also reach out to the Municipal Family Support Center (MOPR) near Gdańsk Politechnika by calling 58 342 31 50 or the Aid Society of St. Brother Albert (Towarzystwo Pomocy im. św. Brata Alberta) in Nowy Port at 58 343 28 37.

Reports can also be submitted via the Arrels mobile app or by using the online National Security Threat Map (Krajowa Mapa Zagrożeń Bezpieczeństwa) website.

Source: Radio Gdańsk


Poland’s national football team had a scoreless 0-0 draw with Mexico yesterday in its first game at the World Cup in Qatar.

Despite proving up to the task of leading the Polish team against Mexico, team captain Robert Lewandowski lost his chance to score his first World Cup goal after missing a penalty shot in the 58th minute of the match.

Both teams walk away with one point each, making Saudi Arabia the unlikely leader of Group C after its shocking 2-1 triumph over top-ranked Argentina yesterday.

According to FIFA, Argentina is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, while Mexico is ranked 13th, Poland is ranked No. 26, and Saudi Arabia is at No. 51.

The Polish team will face Saudi Arabia on Saturday at 14:00, followed by Argentina on November 30 at 20:00 CET.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, Radio Poland, www.qatar2022.qa

In other football news from Day 4 of the World Cup…

France dominated Australia 4-1 and Denmark and Tunisia had a scoreless match ending in a draw to finish off the first matches of Group D yesterday.

Group E and F matches today will start off with Morocco vs. Croatia at 11:00, followed by
Germany vs. Japan at 14:00, Spain vs. Costa Rica at 17:00, and Belgium vs. Canada at 20:00 CET tonight.

Tomorrow’s matches will feature teams from Group G and H, starting off with Switzerland vs. Cameroon at 11:00.

For more highlights, predictions, and analysis from the World Cup, tune into Radio Gdańsk each morning at 7:35, again at 13:15 and 17:10 each day this week.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, Radio Poland, www.qatar2022.qa

Weather

Today will be cold and cloudy with little chance of snow and a light breeze coming in from the southeast. Temperatures will remain close to freezing with a high of 1°C, or 34°F, dropping slightly to -2°C or 28°F overnight. Similar cold, cloudy weather is expected for tomorrow, with a chance for snow or rain over the weekend.

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