Poland's Supreme Audit OFfice (NIK) has imposed a fine of PLN 3,000 (EUR 630) on Elzbieta WItek, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, for failing to appear after a summons was issued, a NIK spokesperson told PAP on Monday.
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.
A 29-year-old Dutch woman was slapped with a fine on Sunday for giving a Nazi salute while posing for a photo in front of the gates to Auschwitz.
The European Commission (EC) has sent a formal demand to the Polish government for it to pay fines for failing to dismantle a judicial disciplinary chamber, a commission spokesperson has said.
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.
The European Commission (EC) has warned the Polish government that it will deduct unpaid fines from EU funding bound for Poland due to its failure to comply with a European court order to close the Turów lignite mine.
Santander Consumer Bank has been fined PLN 44 million (EUR 9.7 million) by the Polish anti-monopoly office (UOKiK) for including hidden costs in consumer loans and for misleading customers.
A spokesperson for Poland's ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has described demands by the European Commission (EC) that Poland pays fines levied on it for failing to shut down a lignite mine as "groundless and unfair".
The European Commission has said that two summons to pay fines imposed on the Turow lignite mine had been sent to Poland and that no money had yet been received by the EC.
The German-owned supermarket chain Kaufland has been fined almost PLN 140 million (EUR 30.5 million) by Poland’s anti-monopoly office, UOKiK, for exploiting its suppliers and mislabelling vegetables.