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Poland's PGE expects Turow mine will continue to operate

by Reuters
Monday, 20 September 2021 13:45 GMT

WARSAW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - PGE's chief executive said on Monday he expected the group's Turow coal mine to continue operations, describing the decision by EU's top court regarding the mine as "bizarre".

Europe's top court on Monday ordered Poland to pay a daily penalty of 500,000 euros ($585,650) to the European Commission for not halting operations at its Turow open-pit lignite mine, in violation of the EU court's earlier ruling.

"(...) this decision is quite bizarre. We disagree with it completely," Wojciech Dabrowski told the panel.

"(...) of course, I assume that the mine will continue to operate, the power plant too, because it provides energy security in this region of Poland," he added. ($1 = 0.8538 euros) (Reporting by Anna Koper; Editing by David Evans)

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