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16th Dec 2017

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Poland halts logging after EU court order

Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko has said authorities have stopped logging in Bialowierza, a primeval forest, after a European Court of Justice order. "We will fulfil the suggestions in the EU's temporary injunction 100 percent … we do not risk any fines," he said on Tuesday. He said Warsaw has 15 days to reply to the court's arguments and that the logging project was "fully compatible with the law".

Showdown EU vote on asylum looking likely for next June

Divisions on relocating asylum seekers remain entrenched following an EU summit. The east-west divide opens up the possibility of relying on a majority vote for a key asylum in June, further exacerbating disputes among opposing capitals.

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