Brussels begins to discount funds to Poland before his refusal to pay fines

The European Commission has launched the mechanism of 'Punishment' to begin by deducting funds from the Community budget that correspond to Poland before the

Brussels begins to discount funds to Poland before his refusal to pay fines

The European Commission has launched the mechanism of 'Punishment' to begin by deducting funds from the Community budget that correspond to Poland before the Negative of Warsaw to fulfill its legal obligations. The case goes back years ago and affects a dispute over the closure of the Turow Lignito Mine, which sued Brussels and that the EU Court of Justice ratified in a judgment. The Polish government, however, has not fulfilled its obligation, nor has it paid the fine imposed by the high court of Luxembourg, a pressure measure until the facilities of the facilities were effective. So the Commission, after reiterated avid, has decided to directly be taught the amount owed.

The Commission has officially informed the Polish Government that it will proceed in ten working days with the "retention of payments by the accumulated fines", at the rate of half a million euros daily between September 20 and October 19, a Total of almost 15 million euros, according to data from the budget Community spokesman, Balasz Ujvar. "The Commission complies with its legal obligation to collect the sanctions imposed by the Court of Justice in accordance with its Auto of September 20, 2021. In this regard, the Commission follows the rules established in the Financial Regulation with the lack of payment by Part of the Member State, "adds the spokesman.

The protocol may seem obvious, discount the number of tens of billions corresponding to Poland for infinite items before the constant violation of standards and procedures, but it is something that had never before and occurs, precisely, with the country that More fronts have open right now. Poland also has a fine of one million euros up to date until it is effective the dismantling of a disciplinary camera, within the judicial system, that the EU treaties and the Tjue consider incompatible with the Community acquis. And as it also refuses to proceed or pay, it could face the same luck on issues of weeks.

And all this in a broader context, because Poland has not yet received the approval of the Commission for its national recovery plan, and therefore does not opt for disbursements to face the consequences of the pandemic, more than 35,000 million of euros And in addition, it is faced with the possibility that the Active Commission in a matter of weeks or months the mechanism of law rule, which would make the Structural Funds or cohesion before the constant violations of common standards will be de facto de facto.

Regarding the mine itself, the Czech Republic and Poland arrived last week to an agreement to end the contentiousness around this controversial lignite exploitation zone on the border between both countries, which includes a payment of 45 million euros For the damage caused to several Czech locations, the construction of an underground fence to prevent groundwater losses and an embankment against noise, reports EFE. As long as Warsaw makes compensation effective, Prague will withdraw the complaint before the Court of Justice of the European Union, which had given the right and ordered the closure of the mine.

Date Of Update: 08 February 2022, 13:31

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