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 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 UNESCO demands that Poland stop logging in Białowieża oldest parts

UNESCO World Heritage Committee “strongly urged Polish authorities to immediately halt all logging and wood extraction in the parts of the Białowieża Forest that are over 100-years-old. Its experts will also visit and evaluate the situation at the site. Moreover, it obliged Poland to submit by the e...

Locked content Activists protest against logging in Białowieża

Environmental campaigners chained themselves to equipment in ancient Bialowieża Forest in protest against the government-backed logging in the UNESCO World Heritage site. “Foresters have crossed a red line, they are devastating Poland’s biggest natural treasure for the sake of profits. We will...

Locked content EU orders Poland to stop logging in Białowieża

The European Commission warned Poland that if it continues to lodge the protected Białoweża forests it will take it to court. Under the new Polish law it is allowed for state-owned company which manages Polish forests to log in the Białowieża, which was previously prohibited. Poland hopes to triple ...

Locked content Smog levels dangerous over weekend

The Government Security Centre in Warsaw (known as the RCB) warned on its twitter account on Saturday that levels of particulate substances in some areas of central and southern Poland had reached levels which made the air quality dangerous for some. “[There are] high concentrations of PM10 in the s...