Polish Solidarity leader: Turow will have fatal consequences for Czech-Polish relations

The head of Poland's Solidarity Union Piotr Duda says the Czech position on the expansion of Poland’s Turow coal mine near the common border will have fatal consequences for bilateral relations and will inevitably impact cooperation within the Visegrad Group of which the two states are members. Piotr Duda led a trade union protest outside the EU Court of Justice in Luxemburg on Friday, which is dealing with a complaint from the Czech Republic and ordered Poland to close the mine until a final ruling on the case. Poland has refused to do so and has been slapped with a fine of EUR 500,000 per day for non-compliance with the May ruling. A  protest also took place outside the Czech embassy in Luxemburg.