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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s government struck a deal with trade unions on Friday to gradually close its coal mines by 2049, the two sides said, confirming a Reuters report. Slideshow ( 2 images ). Poland generates most of power from coal and is the only European Union state that hasn’t pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050, with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party saying it needs more time and money to switch to cleaner energy sources. Also, mindful of violent miners’ protests in the past, PiS has been wary of falling out with powerful unions. However, the coronavirus crisis, coupled with EU climate policies, has pushed Warsaw to take more decisive steps over the loss-making sector. The ... Full story

25 September