Poland wants agreement on Turow mine

Poland is interested in reaching agreement with the Czech Republic regarding the Turów mine dispute, Polish officials said on Tuesday. The Czech Republic is suing Poland over the mine's expansion and recently refused to withdraw a lawsuit it filed at the EU Court of Justice over the matter. The court ordered Poland to halt opertions at the mine until a binding verdict was passed. Poland has refused to do so and is pushing for an out of court agreement.

The Czech government on Monday tasked the environment and foreign ministers with negotiating an intergovernmental agreement with Poland. At the same time, it said Prague would ask the EU Court of Justice to impose a penalty of five million euros a day on Poland, for not respecting the court’s ruling.  Warsaw said Prague was entitled to such a move.