Attempts to rescue seven miners trapped below ground at the Pniowek coal mine in southern Poland have been abandoned, Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW), the company owning the mine, announced on Friday.
Poland will have to compensate for a shortfall of up 8 million tonnes of hard coal after the country decided to ban Russian coal owing to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Jacek Sasin, the state assets minister, has said.
Tomasz Grodzki, the speaker of the Senate who represents the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), retained his post on Tuesday after ruling party senators failed to secure a majority to dismiss him.
Poland's mines are working towards increasing coal extraction, a deputy climate minister has said.
Poland will not withdraw from energy transition, but will also continue investing in coal energy, a deputy prime minister said on Monday.
The vast majority of Poles believe that Poland should stop buying Russian coal, gas or oil, a new poll shows.
Poland risks being sued for breach of free-market rules enshrined in EU treaties if it imposes an embargo on Russian coal, the government's spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The Polish cabinet has adopted a package of bills that will scale down Warsaw's relations with Moscow owing to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the government spokesman has said.
Poland will be one of the first EU member states to withdraw from imports of Russian oil, coal and gas, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland wants to stop importing Russian coal, effective immediately, and may get coal from Australia instead.