The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has begun its hearing on the case of the Turow lignite mine, near the Czech border.
Poland's Solidarity Union launched a protest on Friday in Luxembourg against an EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling ordaining the closure of an opencast lignite mine close to the Czech border.
The European Commission will issue an "in due time" payment request, calling on Poland to pay a penalty imposed by the EU's top court for failing to suspend operations at the Turow lignite mine, a Commission spokesman said on Monday.
Rescuers recovered the last body on Tuesday of three divers who died during a training exercise in a flooded coal mine in south-western Poland.
Poland could stop mining coal in 2044 and no longer use it as a fuel in 2046, a few years earlier than the official 2049 deadline for the end of coal, Polish Economic Institute (PIE) experts predict in a report.
Rescuers from the State Fire Service have located the bodies of two divers who disappeared during a training mission at a flooded mine in Sobótka, south-western Poland.
The Czech environment minister said he hopes Poland and the Czech Republic will return to negotiations after the two countries had failed to reach an agreement over the Turow open-cast lignite mine located near the Czech border.
Poland's Solidarity trade union will demonstrate in front of the EU's top court in Luxemburg next month in protest over the the court's demand to shut down the Turow lignite mine.
Poland may see its share EU funds reduced by the amount of fines it has refused to pay for the country's failure to shut down a disputed lignite mine, PAP has learnt from the European Commission (EC).
The environment ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic have said that both countries want to reach an agreement in their dispute over a Polish lignite mine in Turow.