Poland in UK News

Guardian on Poland

Guardian on Poland

The British newspaper published a supplement dedicated to Poland and Polish people. The Guardian special report includes four articles about graduates of British universities, Saturday schools for Polish children in Ely, the situation Polish people after Brexit and Polish grocery shops. Traditional Polish dishes and products make their way into the supplement including kopytka (potato noodles), kabanosy (sausages), doughnuts and gherkins with the main dish pierogi (dumplings) being much loved by British people. The Poles in the UK make up the largest minority, and according to the British statistical office 916,000 Poles reside in the UK and approximately 5,200 Poles study at British universities (Higher Education Statistics Agency). The Guardian also describes three Poles who after graduating from British universities decided to return to Poland: Jakub Bochiński from the Warsaw office of the European Space Agency, Tomasz Szatkowski, the Defence deputy minister and Marta Poslad who works in Warsaw’s Google Office.
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President Violates Constitution?

Andrzej Duda

Andrzej Duda

Almost 40% of those surveyed think that Polish President Andrzej Duda is violating the Constitution while 31% disagree with the rest unable to answer the question. According to the Rzeczpospolita survey, men (46%) and those with a higher education (44%) more often claim that the President is violating the Constitution. About 50% of people with a net income of PLN 2000-3000, those from the largest cities and people over the age of 50 also believe that Andrzej Duda is violating the Constitution. Among people up to the age of 24, only one quarter believes the President is not keeping with the Constitution. The survey undertaken taken by SW Research for Rzeczpospolita was carried out on 800 persons. All talk of Duda violating the Constitution came following a comment by Duda’s advisor Zofia Romaszewska who said, “President Duda does not violate…,” she began, but then said, “Speaking of violating, the President violates the Constitution far less than they [the opposition] had been”.
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Japan-Poland Farce

(c) Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

(c) Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The match between Japan and Poland finished with 0-1, to Poland. However, the game ended in farcical way, with both sides happy to play the ball around at the back for much of the final fifteen minutes, both teams happy to play out the game without a change in scoreline. Thanks to Poland’s victory by a small margin, Japan reached the last 16 of the World Cup by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal after even after losing to Poland in their final Group H game. Colombia’s win against Senegal 1-0 meant the South American team topped the group ahead of Japan, with the sides facing England and Belgium in the last 16. Southampton defender Jan Bednarek scored the only goal of the game with a well-taken volley, but it was Leicester forward Shinji Okazaki who was man of the match.

Poland on a Plate

Polish 'Pierogi'

Polish ‘Pierogi’

Polish people increasingly eat outside the home due to an ever-quickening pace of life. At the same time, Polish people are becoming increasingly more aware and appreciative of gourmet quality and service. They are also open to new culinary experiments and the niche popularity of restaurants has begun to increase. Thanks to research conducted by Makro for the seventh edition of Polska na Talerzu (Poland on a Plate), we are discovering the culinary preferences of Polish people. They answered questions such as “why they eat outside?” giving answers such as ‘convenience’ or ‘saving time’. Polish people usually eat at pizzerias (76%), fast food joints (65%) and restaurants with a particular kind of cuisine (52%). Their favourite type of cuisine is Italian (81%), Polish (80%) and American (63%). The study also addressed the most common irks at such locales. The most common ones being the inability to swap ingredients in dishes, poor wifi and no children-friendly areas. On average, during the working week, respondents pay PLN 35 for food (per person), and at weekends PLN 36.
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Polish Gaming Success

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

At the beginning of June, the computer games fair Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 or E3 was held in Los Angeles bringing together most of the world’s biggest and best computer games developers. The most anticipated premiere was of Cyberpunk 2077. The trailer was met with great enthusiasm with gamers looking forward to its release. The game’s creators CD Projekt Red are a Polish company that has become a huge success on the global market. They created the Witcher trilogy, of which Witcher 3 won recognition among both players and developers around the world. The trilogy was based on the Witcher novels of Andrzej Sapkowski. CD Projekt Red was founded by high school friends Marcin Iwiński and Michał Kiciński who in order to get access to new computer games contacted people abroad to order games to Poland. Hardly a recipe for international success yet in 2015, a mere 21 years since the establishment of the company, Witcher 3 premiered winning global pundits and hitting record sales. Thanks to the success of Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red is able to invest in the creation of new games. Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in 2020.

100-year-old Murdered

Zofia Kaczan

Zofia Kaczan

100-year-old Zofia Kaczan has died. At the end of May, the woman was brutally attacked by a thief, who pushed her to the pavement and snatched her bag. The brutal attack on 100-year-old Zofia Kaczan from Normanton in Derby took place on 28 May. According to local police, the woman was brutally attacked near church. The assailant pushed the 100-year-old to the pavement and then tore her purse away. She broke her neck and had to be taken to hospital. The police recently reported that Mrs Kaczan has sadly passed away. In May, she celebrated her 100th birthday and was a “beloved member” of the local community. “Attacking her was something disgusting,” said Darren De’ath, the police investigator. According to ITV News, police in Derbyshire detained a 39-year-old suspected of attacking Zofia Kaczan. He was first charged with robbery, and now manslaughter. The police are for witnesses so they can continue their investigations.

Polish Entrepreneurs in UK

Brexit Opportunity?

Brexit Opportunity?

Polish entrepreneurs are trying to change the image that Polish people have in Great Britain. Increasingly more of them are starting their own businesses and want do develop themselves. Around six months ago, in December last year, 500 Polish entrepreneurs from Great Britain met in London. It was the largest such networking event in Great Britain and an opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs to meet people looking for business opportunities with Brexit looming. The Centre for Entrepreneurs claims that in 2015 over 21,000 Poles in Great Britain started a business and 65,000 chose to be self-employed. Poles in the UK seem to be one of the most enterprising peoples, right after the Irish, Indians and Americans.
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