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Poland issued €500,000 daily fine over lignite mine

The European Court of Justice has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of €500,000 "because it has not ceased lignite extraction activities at Turow mine." The mine is located close to the German and Czech border. The commission says Poland breached EU law after adopting a six-year extension for the mine without carrying out an environmental impact assessment. The case against Poland was brought by the Czech Republic.

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