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Poland says will go on logging ancient forest despite EU court ruling

Asked if Poland would continue what it has described as necessary felling to check in a beetle outbreak, a representative of the state forest management agency told a joint news conference with Environment Minister Jan Szyszko: "The State Forests are obliged to continue protective measures.

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Poland said on Monday it would continue with the "protective" logging of the country's primeval Bialowieza forest despite a ruling by the European Union's top court ordering it to stop immediately.

Asked if Poland would continue what it has described as necessary felling to check in a beetle outbreak, a representative of the state forest management agency told a joint news conference with Environment Minister Jan Szyszko:

"The State Forests are obliged to continue protective measures. We have to fulfil the protective measures plan and this is what we are doing," Konrad Tomaszewski said.

 

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