Poland defies EU court by refusing to close major brown coalmine

26th May, 2021

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The Turów lignite coal mine and the cooling towers of the connected power plant, which generates 7% of Poland’s energy. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

Poland’s government has defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coalmine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.

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