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Polish government plans last-minute push on new coal mining law - Politico.eu
WARSAW -- No matter who wins Poland's election on Sunday, on Monday parliament is set to debate a divisive new law that gives the government additional powers in the process of planning new coal mines.

That's because the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party government scheduled a parliamentary session immediately after the election to be held by the outgoing parliament's MPs. Although PiS is way ahead in opinion polls, the final outcome is still in doubt -- and the extra-parliamentary session allows the government to push through legislation even if it loses power. The vote on the legislation is due on Tuesday.

The draft mining law gives Warsaw the power to circumvent local governments and communities if it decides that a mining project is important for "the raw material security of the country."

by Bernard on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 05:57:29 PM EST
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