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Greenpeace activists stage protests in Warsaw

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Julian Horodyski 14.05.2019 13:30
Greenpeace activists staged protests in front of the headquarters of Poland’s two largest political parties in Warsaw on Tuesday.
Greenpeace banners covering the ruling party's HQGreenpeace banners covering the ruling party's HQPhoto: PAP/Rafał Guz

The activists covered the HQs of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and the opposition Civic Platform (PO) with massive black banners that read “Coal-free Poland by 2030.”

“Both parties have ignored issues of climate change in their manifestos and have not proposed a coal phase-out date,” Greenpeace said in a statement.

Beata Mazurek, spokeswoman for Law and Justice, responded to the protest on Twitter arguing that her party was treating the issue of air pollution in Poland seriously.

Meanwhile, Civic Platform leader Grzegorz Schetyna said the Greenpeace activists were “unexpected, but welcome guests.”

He added: “We share a common objective: clean air for Poles.”

Poland’s energy policy was discussed on Monday at the 11th European Economic Congress in the southern Polish city of Katowice.

On Tuesday, the country’s Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said that Poland was preparing to build its first nuclear power plant, a project that the government plans to complete by 2033.

Tchórzewski told public broadcaster Polish Radio that a nuclear power plant was more expensive to build but far cheaper to operate than a conventional coal-fired facility of the same capacity.


Source: IAR, greenpeace.com

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