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Czechia wants Poland to pay a fine worth of million euros for mining at Turow site

The Czech government has petitioned the European Union’s Court of Justice to fine Poland €5 million for each day it continues to mine coal from the Turow site near the Czech border, Czech Radio reports.

Czech authorities blame the mine of contaminating water used by Czech citizens living near the border. In February, the Czech Republic filed a lawsuit against Poland at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Last month, the court ordered Poland to suspend mining at Turow, however, Poland has ignored the call.

The two countries are due to begin talks on the matter on Thursday.

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