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.
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 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.
A European Commission spokesman has stated that Poland must pay the daily penalties imposed by the Court of Justice of the European Union because it is the country's legal obligation to do so.
The Polish government refuses to halt operations at the disputed Turów open-cast lignite mine since its closure will threaten the stability of the Polish energy system, a Polish government spokesman has announced.
Poland has been ordered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to pay a fine of EUR 500,000 per day for not halting operations at the disputed Turow open-cast lignite mine, in violation of the EU court's earlier ruling.
Poland's prime minister on Monday announced new traffic laws introducing stiffer fines for traffic offenders and new compensation instruments for road accident victims.
The government passed a bill on Wednesday tightening Poland's traffic laws in a bid to curb dangerous driving.
The Czech Republic has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to impose a EUR 5 million fine on Poland for each day it does not comply with the court's order to close the disputed Turów open-cast lignite mine, the CJEU has said on Twitter.
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