Poland could face €100k/day fine over illegal logging

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has threatened Poland with a daily penalty of €100,000 if it fails to comply with an injunction to halt logging activities in the Bialowieza forest

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has threatened Poland with a daily penalty of €100,000 if it fails to comply with an injunction to halt logging activities in the Bialowieza forest, an old-growth forest that straddles the border with Belarus.

Reacting on Tuesday to the court’s announcement the previous evening, environment minister Jan Szyszko said Warsaw was complying “100%” with EU law and would not be fined, the Polish news agency PAP reported.

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