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Millions to Turów.  Poland received the first request for payment

Millions to Turów. Poland received the first request for payment

The Brussels correspondent of RMF FM Katarzyna Szymańska-Borginon, who was appointed to the European Commission, sent the first request to the Polish authorities for a fine for failing to stop work on the Turów mine. The amount to be paid is already 25 million euros.

If Poland does not pay the fine, this amount will be deducted from the funds due to Poland with penalty interest for late payment. Brussels sent a letter to Polish authorities on October 19 urging them to “urgently provide the Commission with evidence of the halt of lignite mining activities at the Drove mine.” He warned that in the absence of such evidence, he would continue to send requests for payment. Today she sent her first summons.

The sentences are calculated when they are handed over to Polish authorities from September 20. The amount to be paid is already 25 million euros.

Poland is obliged to pay the EU budget until it complies with the ruling or the final verdict by the CJEU – which is expected within a year. First hearing tomorrow at CJEU.

Penalties may be suspended when the Czech Republic officially withdraws its application for a fine or complains of a violation of EU law in Poland.

In February, the Czech Republic filed a complaint against Poland in the Turów case before the European Court of Justice. They also demanded that its production be stopped as an interim measure. Complaints were made regarding the expansion of the mine, which, according to Prague, threatens water access to residents of the surrounding municipalities. They also complain about the noise and dust coming from the lignite mine.

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In May, an EU court, in response to a request from the Czech Republic, ordered the immediate cessation of coal mining in Turów and later fined Poland PLN 500,000. Euro per day for non-compliance with production suspension.

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