Polish Briefing 9 February, 2022 11:00 am   

Polish Briefing: Turów Mine case removed from the CJEU register | Meeting of the climate ministers of the V4, Austria and Germany


What goes on in Poland on the 9th of February.

The case of the Turów Mine removed from the CJEU register

The dispute over the Turów Mine was removed from the register of cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union in connection with the conclusion of an agreement between Poland and the Czech Republic.

Poland reached an agreement with the Czech Republic on February 3, and a day later Mateusz Morawiecki informed that Poland and Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) provided the Czech side with funds resulting from the agreement, i.e. a total of EUR 45 million. Due to the transfer of funds, the Czechs withdrew the complaint from the Court, which should be understood as the end of the Polish-Czech dispute.
In accordance with the provisions of the agreement, in addition to providing financial compensation, Poland will complete the barrier preventing groundwater runoff from the Czech Republic to Poland. In addition, the parties also agreed on issues related to the construction of an earth embankment, which is to protect the residents of the Czech region.

Meeting of the climate ministers of the V4, Austria and Germany

On February 8, 2022, Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa, took part in a meeting of V4, Austrian and German ministers responsible for energy. It took place in Budapest as part of the ongoing Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group.

The meeting consisted of two panels, the topics of which were the exchange of opinions and experiences on the construction of the European hydrogen ecosystem and issues related to the European electricity network.

“The creation of a European hydrogen ecosystem is only a matter of time today. Currently, the most important thing is the development of renewable energy sources that support the development of the hydrogen economy. The ecosystem should be based on European technologies. Thanks to this, we will provide the continent not only with climate neutrality, but also maintain the competitiveness of the European economy and its strategic sovereignty as well as energy security,” said Minister Anna Moskwa during the panel devoted to hydrogen.