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European Court of Justice orders halt to operations at controversial Polish mine

Kristína Šabová, Europe Beyond Coal

LUXEMBOURG, 21 May 2021 – The European Court of Justice has ruled that mining at Poland’s sprawling Turów coal mine must cease while the court processes a Czech government lawsuit against Poland for illegally operating the mine. The Polish mine pushes right up to the Czech and German borders and is depleting people’s water supplies and undercutting houses in nearby communities. 

The Czech Republic filed the lawsuit in response to Poland’s decision to grant Turów a licence extension to 2026, and PGE’s request for a further licence extension to 2044, which was subsequently approved by the Polish government despite the absence of a proper public consultation or...

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New analysis of the non-financial disclosures presented on international webinars

Frank Bold organised two online events to present the results of the research on the disclosures made by 300 companies on climate and environmental matters providing targeted presentation and insights for companies in Southern Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.    New data from the research shows some, yet insufficient progress at a turning point for sustainability reporting in Europe as the legislation for sustainability disclosures in Europe will be reformed in 2021 (

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