Prague calls on EU court to fine Poland for ignoring ruling on Turow mine

The Czech government has petitioned the European Union’s Court of Justice to fine Poland EUR 5 million for each day it continues to mine coal from the Turow mine near the Czech border.

In February the Czech Republic filed a lawsuit against Poland at the Court of Justice, saying that the mine was contaminating water used by Czech communities near the border. The court last month ordered Poland to suspend mining at Turow but Poland has ignored the ruling.

The two countries are due to begin talks on the matter on Thursday.

Author: Ian Willoughby