Poland's new environment minister has indicated that the country is prepared to back down in a dispute with the EU over road building projects in protected nature areas. But there are no signs that Poland will end a similar legal challenge to Brussels over carbon allocations to industry for the second phase of the EU's emission trading scheme.
In a press conference on Friday Maciej Nowicki set out his plans for office after taking over the ministry last month (EED 14/11/07). He said Poland was considering an alternative route for the Augustów by-pass project in the Rospuda valley because it was likely the European court of justice would rule that its current plans were in breach of EU law (EED 01/08/07).
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