The deputy head of Foreign Affairs Ministry said he hoped for an even more intense cooperation with Czechia if the winning SPOLU (Together) coalition co-forms the government.
Negotiations between Poland and the Czech Republic over the continued operations of a lignite mine have broken off, according to the Polish Climate Ministry.
Negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute over a Polish open-cast lignite mine on the Czech border were called off due to the Czech Republic escalating its demands against Poland, the climate and environment minister has told PAP.
The Czech environment minister said he hopes Poland and the Czech Republic will return to negotiations after the two countries had failed to reach an agreement over the Turow open-cast lignite mine located near the Czech border.
Negotiations with the Czech Republic over the future of the Turów lignite mine cannot continue indefinitely if it is not interested in reaching an agreement, Poland’s deputy foreign minister has warned.
Poland has not yet started paying a EUR 500,000 daily fine for its failure to suspend operations at the Turow open-cast lignite mine, a government spokesman said.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that the Czechs have been offered a very good proposal regarding the contested Turów mine but it's unlikely to be accepted ahead of the elections in Czechia.
Europe's top court had no power to impose a penalty on Poland for not halting work at the disputed Turów mine during the pending stage of proceedings, the justice minister has said.
Poland plans further talks with the Czechs over the disputed Turów mine after Europe's top court ordered the government to pay a daily fine for not halting its operations, the climate minister has said.
Poland will not shut down a disputed lignite mine as ordained by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU), as this would deprive millions of households of electricity, Poland's prime minister said on Tuesday.