Recently ‘Gazeta Prawna’ has reported that in the years 2009-2013 our public retirement system will lack 157 million zloty. It means that the pension system will have to be supported by the state budget, which means considerably smaller sums for investments, for salaries paid from the budget, for education, police, etc. »
‘May you be a pensioner’, said an older man to a younger one. Doesn’t this sound a little like a curse? It should sound so, especially in the country where the lowest amount of the regular social allowance for those who are completely incapable of work is PLN 418 a month and the allowance is taxed; the lowest rate of invalidity pension is about PLN 600 a month. »
Fourteen year-old Agata from Lublin, who had been pregnant - I wrote about it last week - had an abortion on the last day when the abortion could be legally conducted (the Polish law allows abortion till the 12th week in case of pregnancy resulting from a criminal action, mainly rape). »
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
In the national referendum held on 12 June 2008 the Irish voted against the Treaty of Lisbon. I noticed that after the results of the referendum had been announced many Europeans had sad faces and at the same time a special kind of political activity occurred. »
At its last congress the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) elected Grzegorz Napieralski, a relatively young man, as their leader. The left wing circles eagerly compare him to the Spanish socialist Zapatero, and Napieralski seems to have nothing against it. »
Kazimierz Michal Ujazdowski, the minister of culture in 2000-2001 and 2005-2007, initiator of the Association Lower Silesia XXI
Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Rev. Prof. Michal Heller, a theologian, physicist, mathematician and cosmologist, the 2008 Templeton Prize winner.
Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Krzysztof Czabanski, Board Chairman of Polish Radio.