BBC World Questions is set to grace Warsaw on Tuesday, 6th February, facilitating a gathering of prominent figures and the public to delve into pressing issues that resonate with the people of Poland.

The BBC World Service program, renowned for placing individuals and their queries at the epicenter of discussions, will be recorded at the historic Royal Castle in Warsaw, the site where Poland’s inaugural constitution was signed.

Amidst the inauguration of a new government in Poland, the global stage witnesses a swift cultural transformation. Politicians find themselves apprehended in the Presidential Palace, street protests burgeon, and dismissals occur within the state broadcaster. The fledgling government asserts the reconstruction of democracy. Is this claim accurate, or does the President’s contention of its violation hold true?

Despite years of strained relations with the European Union, the former President of the European Council now assumes the role of Poland’s Prime Minister. Will improved ties with the EU invigorate Poland, or does it pose a threat to its way of life?

As February marks the second anniversary of the commencement of the Ukrainian war, there is ample room for debate.

Jonny Dymond will moderate as prominent politicians engage in debates centered on questions exclusively suggested by the audience at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

The distinguished panel includes:

  • Mateusz Morawiecki, MP – Former Prime Minister of Poland, Vice President of PiS, The Law and Justice Party
  • Senator Magdelena Biejat – Deputy Marshal of the Senate, Co-leader of Razem, Together Party
  • Agnieszka Pomaska, MP – Vice Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee, Member of the National Board of Civic Platform Party
  • Krzysztof Bosak, MP – Deputy Marshal of the Sejm, Co-leader of the Confederation and Independence Party

Gwenan Roberts, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service English, says: “We are thrilled to bring World Questions to Poland during a significant time for the country and honoured to record our debate at the historic Royal Castle. I look forward to hearing from the Polish public in what is sure to be an interesting and timely discussion.”

The event will be recorded before a live audience on Tuesday, 6th February. Journalists seeking press accreditation can contact ieva.asnina@bbc.co.uk, as public tickets are no longer available.

BBC World Questions: Poland will be recorded for global broadcast on the BBC World Service and BBC Sounds, as well as major podcast platforms. It is scheduled to air on BBC World Service English on Saturday, 10th February, with online availability on bbc.com/worldserviceradio thereafter. Additionally, a televised recording of the debate will be broadcast internationally on the BBC News Channel starting from 17th February.