Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging



Europe's top court has given Poland 15 days to prove it has complied with a court order to stop logging in Europe's oldest forest or face fines of €100,000 ($118,000; £89,000) a day.
The European Court of Justice said it was taking action to avoid serious and irreparable damage to the Bialowieza forest, a Unesco World Heritage site.
Poland has not yet commented.
In a controversial decision last year, it approved a threefold increase in logging to combat spruce bark beetle.
The European Commission, which is taking legal action against Poland, has said the logging threatens the habitat of... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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