The European Commission has filed a lawsuit with the Court of Justice of the European Union against Poland due to the violation of the EU law on the independence of the national regulatory authority by this country, the website of the European Commission reports.
“The EC decided today to file a claim with the EU Court of Justice against Poland due to a violation of EU law, which guarantees the independence of the national telecommunications regulator,” the message says.
According to the European Commission, the Polish government changed the law on the media regulator, after which the head of the Electronic Communications Directorate was dismissed ahead of schedule in May 2020. This is contrary to the common European laws, which Poland is obliged to comply with as a member of the European Union.
Earlier, Poland was fined €500 thousand per day for an operating mine.
The Czech Republic filed a request to stop the operation of the mine at the end of February 2021. The conflict between her and Poland over Turov has been going on for several years. According to the official Prague, the work of the mine causes environmental harm to the country. The mine is located in southwestern Poland, close to the borders of the Czech Republic and Germany.