EU court advisor: Poland logging unlawful

The Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website], Yves Bot [official profile], issued an advisory opinion [text, PDF] on Tuesday finding the recent logging of Polish forests violates international law. In recent years, Polish authorities have drastically increased logging and woodland management activities in Bialowieska Forest, home to some of Europe’s oldest trees and several endangered species. The European Commission [official website] originally brought an action [text] in July in response to Poland’s failure to meet…

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