Poland commented on the decision of the EU court on compensation

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Poland considers EU fine disproportionate to the situation

The country’s authorities will not close the Turov mine, as it would jeopardize the stability of the Polish energy system, the government said.

Warsaw considers the decision of the court of the European Union to pay 500 thousand euros for each day of operation of a coal mine Turov unreasonable, and the fine is disproportionate to the situation. This is stated in a statement by the government of the republic, made public on Monday, September 20.

“The Polish government will not close the mine Turov, <...> as it would jeopardize the stability of the Polish energy system. This would have negative consequences for the energy security of millions of Poles and the entire European Union, “the statement says.

At the same time, Warsaw stressed that they are striving for a peaceful settlement of the dispute with the Czech Republic, but the verdict of the EU court contradicts this principle.

The Polish authorities note that “EU courts cannot intervene in areas related to the basic security of the member states, and energy security belongs precisely to this area.”

Finally, the government assured that negotiations with Prague are continuing, and Warsaw is making every effort to find an “amicable solution to the dispute.”

Recall that on the eve of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg decided that Poland must pay to the EU 500 thousand euros for each day of coal mining in the mine Turov.

The Czech Republic filed a complaint against the republic, which stated that due to the operation of the mine in the region, the level of groundwater had dropped sharply.

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