Grzegorz Schetyna, MP from the Civic Platform and former leader of this party, commented in “Fakt after Fakt”, commenting on the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union to impose financial penalties on Poland in the amount of EUR 500,000 a day in connection with the operation of the mine in Turów. Schetyna assessed that the current situation results “from the abandonment” of the current government and “a policy that is ineffective because it tries to show that we are always right”. – We have to prepare ourselves to meet the expectations of the Czech side – he added.
The Court of Justice of the European Union announced on Monday that due to the continued operation of lignite mining at the Turów mine Poland was obliged to pay the European Commission a fine of EUR 500,000 a day. The CJEU said in a statement on Monday that “such a measure should be considered necessary to enhance effectiveness interim measure ordered by the order of 21 May 2021. and to prevent that country from delaying its compliance with that provision. “
Schetyna judged it to be an “unhappy, catastrophic decision”. – As a result of? Out of neglect, out of well-being, out of looking for partners on the Czech side, out of a policy that is ineffective, because it tries to show that we are always right – he commented.
As he said, “we did not talk to the Czechs when this request (for the suspension of mining in Turów – editor’s note) was first received by the European Commission, then when the matter was brought before the CJEU.”
– There have been many occasions and many possibilities for the Czech government not to file this complaint – he assessed. He also pointed out that even when “this complaint was made, we still saw our muscles flex and show that we were right.”
According to Schetyna, “there is no departure from this issue.” – We have to prepare ourselves to meet the expectations of the Czech side – he assessed.
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