Task 3: Poland

Information, ideas and websites about what you could discuss in your stories.

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Poland:

Here are some news stories that you could use in your reports:

1. Current news story

RUSSIA VISIT:
Poland's president is gathering past and present Polish prime ministers and presidents to discuss an upcoming visit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Website: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingnews/polands-leaders-past-and-president-gather-to-discuss-russia-ahead-of-medvedev-visit-110373944.html

SCHINDLER:
The Oskar Schindler Museum in Krakow has received an award from the British Guild of Travel Writers for ‘Best Overseas Tourism Project’.

Website: http://tiny.cc/xdhax

2. Polish history

STUDENT DAY:
November 17 is celebrated as International Students’ Day, commemorating events of 1939 when Czech students took to the streets of Prague in protest against the Nazi invasion.

Website: http://tiny.cc/u5g5m

AUSCHWITZ:
This story looks at whether soldiers who were at Auschwitz concentration camp should still be arrested.

Website: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/robert-verkaik-the-need-for-justice-is-more-urgent-than-ever-2141112.html

3. Environment

CLEAN UP POLAND:
The EU has given Poland a fine of 40,000 euros per day for poor waste disposal.

Website: http://www.thenews.pl/business/artykul137759_eu-fines-poland-for-poor-waste-disposal.html

4. Global news

IRAN:
Iran staged a mock interception of enemy warplanes on their nuclear base to test how prepared they are for an attack:

Website: http://tiny.cc/4fehc

SWITZERLAND:
An experiment to recreate the Big Bang that formed the Universe:

Website: http://bbc.in/eybkwE

HAITI:
Attacks on relief workers trying to help with the cholera outbreak in Haiti are seriously affecting their progress:

Website: http://bbc.in/dUnvcH

PARAGUAY:
An expedition to Paraguay has been suspended over fears it will disturb an uncontacted tribe:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11762531
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