The Czech Republic has rejected yet another proposal of a compromise over the contested Turow lignite mine that the Czechs claim endangers their ground waters.
Poland cannot and should not pay a single zloty in fines both in the Turow case and the case concerning changes to the judiciary, the minister of justice said on Thursday.
Poland will scrap in its current form a disciplinary panel for judges that lies at the centre of a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw, Poland’s minister for European affairs said on Thursday.
The deputy speaker of the Polish parliament has said there is no need to panic after the European Court of Justice (CJEU) imposed EUR 1 million daily fine on Poland for not suspending the Disciplinary Chamber of the country's Supreme Court.
The European Commission (EC) has written to Poland requesting urgent evidence that the Turów open-cast lignite mine near the Czech border has been shut down in line with an order by the European Court of Justice (CJEU), an EC spokesman said on Tuesday.
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.
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.