Poland News - November 28th 2023
Heavy Snowfall Expected in Poland
Poland is bracing for heavy snowfall in the coming days, with the most intense snowfall predicted for the weekend. Snowfall is expected across the country, with up to 15 centimeters of snow in some lowland areas and even more in the mountains. The cold weather will persist, with temperatures ranging from -4 to 2 degrees Celsius. The snowfall is part of a wider weather system affecting Europe, with Poland located in the path of low-pressure systems. Drivers are advised to exercise caution, and a special weather alert has been issued.
Read more: TVN Meteo
Date and Time for Prime Minister's Speech in Sejm Determined
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that he will give his speech, known as an "expose," on December 11 in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament. The expose will outline the government's program for the next four years. The vote of confidence for the new government is expected to take place later that day, and Morawiecki also stated that he anticipates the election of a new prime minister on the same day. Two different courses of action regarding former Prime Minister Donald Tusk's expose have also been outlined.
Read more: TVN24
New Type of Fuel to be Sold at Gas Stations
Starting from January 1, 2024, a new type of fuel called E10 will be available for purchase at gas stations in Poland. E10 is a type of gasoline with an increased bioethanol content, up to 10% by volume. Its introduction is aimed at increasing the share of sustainable biofuels in transportation fuels. The Ministry of Climate and Environment highlights that E10 will help reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector, improving air quality, and supporting Polish farmers and biofuel producers. However, not all vehicles will be compatible with E10, and a search engine has been provided to check compatibility.
Read more: TVN24 Biznes
School Stabbing Incident Near Ostrołęka
An attack by a knife-wielding student occurred in a school near Ostrołęka, approximately 100 km north of Warsaw. Three people were injured and received medical attention, with two being transported to hospitals for treatment. The attacker, an 18-year-old student, fled the scene but was apprehended during a police manhunt. The motives behind the attack are currently unknown, and investigations are ongoing. Crisis teams, psychologists, and educational officials have been dispatched to provide support to the affected school community.
Read more: TVN Warszawa