EU court advisor: Poland broke the law over Białowieża logging

According to Yves Bot, the general advocate at the European Court of Justice, Poland broke international law by drastically increasing logging in the primeval forest in Białowieża. “Those decisions are necessarily liable to result in a deterioration of the breeding sites of the protected species,” B...

Locked content EC won’t fine Poland for Białowieża logging

The European Commission has accepted Poland’s explanations regarding stopping the logging in the Białowieża forest and will not apply to the EU Court of Justice to fine Warsaw, the Polish Press Agency PAP said quoting EU sources. Back in January, Polish government submitted a document highligh...

Locked content Szyszko: We can’t be fined for logging in Białowieża

According to the Environment Minister Jan Szyszko, Poland can’t be fined for logging in the primeval Białowieża forest as it has been abiding by the EU laws. “We do not face any penalties and this is clearly stated in the provisional application that we received from the European Court of Justice. P...

Locked content ECJ orders Poland to halt Białowieża logging immediately

The European Court of Justice court ruled on Monday that Warsaw would be fined €100,000 for every day it continues logging in the primeval Białowieża forest. “Poland must immediately cease its active forest management operations in the Bialowieża forest, except in exceptional cases where they are st...

Locked content EP delegation: Polish government to stop logging in Białowieża

According to the MEP delegation, the Polish government declared it will stop logging in the primeval Białowieża forest in compliance to the European Court of Justice verdict. “We understood that the Polish side is ready to adapt to the transitional arrangements and to stop the logging in the forest,...

Locked content European Commission asks to fine Poland for logging in Białowieża

The European Commission asked the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice to fine Poland for violating the ban on logging in the primeval Białowieża forest during a hearing on Monday. Back in July, ECJ issued an order that Warsaw immediately stop logging in the oldest parts of the forest, and to ...

Locked content EU court orders Poland to stop logging in Białowieża immediately

The European Court of Justice ordered Poland to immediately halt large-scale logging in the oldest parts of the primeval forest in Białowieża. According to the court, the logging should stop immediately as it could cause “serious and irreversible damage” to the forest, while both sides will argue th...