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Parliamentary questions
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4 February 2020
P-000628/2020
Priority question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Martina Dlabajová, Dita Charanzová, Ondřej Knotek, Radka Maxová
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Turów coal mine - Directives infringement

In the light of the recent articles on the Polish state-owned utility company PGE and the expansion of the Turów brown coal mine, the Commission should assess the complaint filed by the Czech region of Liberec.

What measures will the Commission take against the Republic of Poland regarding the infringement of:

Article 8 of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive, which was due to the fact that work began before the completion, pursuant to Article 7 of the directive, of the transboundary consultations with Czechia?

The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, namely Article 1 (2) (g) (iv) and (v), which states that a reasoned conclusion by the competent authority on the significant effects of the project on the environment must be integrated into the decision to grant development, and Article 11(1), which states that members of the public must have access to a review procedure?

Article 4 of the Water Framework Directive, as the Polish side has not yet said whether it will issue an exemption for the project and as the potentially affected bodies of water may lie on the territory of both Czechia and Poland?

How is the Commission assessing Poland’s behaviour with regard to the European Green Deal commitments and the Just Transition Mechanism proposal?

Original language of question: CS
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