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    Polish PM warns that abandonment of EU climate policy results in Polexit

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    Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki has asserted that forsaking the EU’s climate policy would be equivalent to leaving the European Union altogether.

    On Wednesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated in an interview on Jakub Wiech’s ‘Electrification podcast’ that the EU’s climate policy is the heart of the EU’s economic policy. He further commented that abandoning the climate policy would be akin to leaving the European Union.

    In his opinion, “radicals” who talk about abandoning EU climate policy “either consciously or not consciously want to push us into the narratives of Polexit.”

    “I will not let myself be pushed into the narrative of Polexit and I prefer to manoeuver between these rocks, sometimes sharp rocks protruding above the water,” Morawiecki said.

    According to Morawiecki, shortages of coal in Poland were a result of the closing of the mines.

    “For many years we have been forced to close coal mines… and it was only the huge energy crisis at the end of 2021 and throughout 2022 that led to a number of coal-powered plants being launched again in Western Europe and coal energy briefly regained its profitability,” he said.

    The prime minister declared that the European Union’s “harsh” climate plan is the cause of the costs of emissions permits for 1 tonne of CO2 to fluctuate around EUR 100, making coal-fired electricity production no longer feasible.


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