Regional prosecutors in the southern city of Gliwice have launched an investigation into the Zofiowka mine disaster where a tremor and methane discharge killed at least six miners.
Six miners died in an accident at the Zofiowka coal mine in the southern Polish region of Silesia, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has announced while five miners were confirmed dead in another accident at the nearby Pniowek coal mine.
The death toll from the methane blasts at the Pniowek mine has climbed to six after a fifth miner, who was being treated at the Burn Treatment Centre in Siemianowice Slaskie, southern Poland, died on Sunday night.
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.
Four miners and one rescuer were killed after two probable methane explosions in the Pniowek coal mine in Pawlowice, southern Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday afternoon.
Poland's mines are working towards increasing coal extraction, a deputy climate minister has said.
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.
The Czech Republic has withdrawn from "European institutions" a complaint against Poland over the environmental impact of a Polish lignite mine, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, and the Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, announced in Prague on Thursday that the two countries had signed an agreement on the disputed Turow lignite mine.
Having prolonged the disputed Turow mine extraction licence for another six years without an environment impact analysis, Poland has violated EU laws, according to an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).