Poland’s state companies refuses to import coalChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 7, 2020
Poland’s state companies will no longer buy coal in Russia, State Asset Minister Jacek Sasin said.
Economy in Poland State Asset Minister Jacek Sasin
Topics: Poland import coal
Sasin noted that this is not only about Russian coal, but also from South America, Columbia, Mozambique and the U.S.
Poland imported 18 to 19 million tonnes of coal in 2019, and Russia accounted for more than 70%.
A miners’ trade union has recently blocked a railway line in protest against Russian coal imports. Other miners’ trade unions plan a warning strike for February 17 and a street protest campaign in Warsaw demanding higher wages and an end to declining local coal output. ■