Poland refuses to accept a ban on combustion engines

by | 12. Jun 2023 - 15:48 | Politics

Poland will take legal action against the ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines in the European Union, which was decided at the end of March. The Polish Minister for Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, announced that she would take the matter to the European Court of Justice because the economic and social consequences had not been sufficiently analysed. Moreover, the decision to ban sales should have been unanimous, she told Polish news channel Radio Zet. Poland voted against the plan in March, while Italy, Bulgaria and Romania abstained. Germany had agreed on the condition that internal combustion engines powered by e-fuels, i.e. climate-neutral fuel alternatives, would be exempt from the sales ban.

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