The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Poland will pay EUR 500k per day until such a time as it ceases extraction at the Turów mine. The Polish government has made it known that it will not close the mine. What do experts think ?


Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, D.Sc. adds that “Threats that Poland will leave the Vysehrad group and similar enunciations may inflame sentiment among certain segments of the general public, but they remain without relevance as far as the CJEU is concerned. This latest CJEU order in the Turów case is indubitably binding and enforceable, full stop, and Poland has no lawful option but to comply. The European Union might deduct the amounts of penalties due from EU funds disbursed to Poland, or impose further financial penalties” (...)


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