Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justice

Poland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest or face fines of at least €100,000 a day.

In a precedent-setting ruling that will echo across the EU, the European court of justice ordered Poland to show it was acting lawfully in the ancient woodland, or face a €36.5m (£32m) annual penalty.

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