Polish Briefing 10 November, 2021 11:01 am   

Polish Briefing: The judgment on Turów will be delivered in the first quarter of 2022


What goes on in Poland on the 10th of November.

The judgment on Turów will be announced in the first quarter of 2022

“Since the Polish application for an accelerated procedure has been accepted, the judgment of the CJEU regarding Turów should be passed in the first quarter of 2022,” the Ministry of Climate and Environment announced on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, a hearing was held in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg regarding the Czech Republic’s complaint on the Turów Coal Mine.

“During the meeting, the Polish side presented a number of arguments in response to the accusations of the Czech Republic regarding the main case concerning the operation of the Turoszów energy complex,” emphasizes the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

“Today, we presented our position before the CJEU in response to the complaint of the Czech Republic regarding the operation of the Turoszów energy complex. We have pointed to many specific arguments that we have documented very well. We hope that this dispute will be resolved quickly before the CJEU,” said Piotr Dziadzio, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, quoted by the ministry.

The ministry added that the next formal stage in the case of the Turów mine is an opinion by the advocate general and a judgment in the case.
The Ministry assured that, regardless of the proceedings before the CJEU, Poland has made every effort to find an amicable solution to the dispute with the Czech Republic over Turów.

“The best proof of this are the talks with the Czech side that have been going on since June. The last meeting on this matter took place on November 5, 2021 in Prague. Both parties are in constant contact since Friday. Currently, the Czech side is preparing a written version of its draft proposal, which will be subject to agreements,” the release reads.