- Title: EU executive says Poland must comply with no-logging decision by EU court
- Date: 1st August 2017
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) EU FLAGS OUTSIDE COMMISSION BUILDING
- Embargoed: 15th August 2017 12:45
- Keywords: Poland injunction by the European Court of Justice primeval forest of Bialowieza
- Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- City: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- Country: Belgium
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036SBSBI1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Poland must respect the injunction issued last week by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on any further logging in the protected primeval forest of Bialowieza, the European Commission said on Tuesday (August 1).
The ECJ ordered Poland last week to immediately stop large-scale logging in the ancient forest, one of many cases that has pitted the nationalist, eurosceptic government in Warsaw against the bloc. Last week's injunction was an interim decision in a case that could take years to resolve.
Poland said it would keep logging in the forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site which straddles the border between Poland and Belarus and is home to European bison as well as rare birds, despite the ruling by the European Union's top court ordering it to stop immediately.
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