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Statement of the Ministry of Environment concerning the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the Białowieża Forest

Following today's judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of the Białowieża Forest, the Ministry of Environment informs that the document will be analysed in detail. However, in line with earlier announcements, Poland will comply with the judgement of the CJEU.

“We will carry out an in-depth analysis of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union. As I declared earlier, Poland will respect the verdict," said Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk.

“The Białowieża Forest is our national heritage. All the activities have been undertaken with its preservation in the best possible condition for present and future generations in mind,” he added.

At the same time, Minister Henryk Kowalczyk assured that the Ministry of Environment would soon present proposals to the European Commission for compromise solutions concerning the Białowieża Forest, taking into account the results of the work of an expert team preparing a long-term plan for the protection of the ‎Forest.

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