A complaint from Poland has been brought before The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) against the European Commission's decision to cut Poland's EU funding in order to recover money Warsaw had refused to pay after CJEU ruling on Turow coal mine, the CJEU press officer has said.
The European Commission (EC) has said it will deduct more money from EU funding earmarked for Poland owing to the Polish government’s refusal to pay fines linked to its failure to shut down the Turow lignite mine.
The European Commission will deduct fines levied on Poland for its failure to close down a lignite mine from EU funding, the Commission's spokesperson told PAP on Tuesday.
The Czech Republic has withdrawn from "European institutions" a complaint against Poland over the environmental impact of a Polish lignite mine, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, and the Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, announced in Prague on Thursday that the two countries had signed an agreement on the disputed Turow lignite mine.
Having prolonged the disputed Turow mine extraction licence for another six years without an environment impact analysis, Poland has violated EU laws, according to an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Polish and Czech negotiators have reached an agreement on Poland's Turow lignite mine, whose closure the Czechs have demanded on environmental grounds, PAP learnt from unofficial sources.
The Czech prime minister has said that Polish-Czech talks on the Turów lignite mine may end in an agreement within several weeks.
Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova has announced that the draft agreement with Poland to end a dispute over the Turow lignite mine is ready and will be submitted for discussion by the Petr Fiala's government.
The Czech prime minister has said that his government is prepared to withdraw its complaint over the Turów lignite mine from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as part of an eventual agreement with Poland.