Prime Minister: The Polish mining industry equals energy security

Poland boasts one of the lowest energy prices in Europe, and part of it is thanks to our mining industry, the Head of Government highlighted during a special St Barbara Day Gala of Polska Grupa Górnicza (Polish Mining Group).

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

As the Prime Minister emphasised, Silesia has been the core of Polish industry potential, and it shall stay that way. The transformation that is underway must take that potential into account, said Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Head of Government stressed that our country had been campaigning in Brussels to ensure the best possible conditions for Polish mining. Modernisation of mining will make it possible to maintain its model in the face of demands from the European Union, the Prime Minister assessed. We must combine our managerial aptitude in the mining industry with modern trends of the future. I’m convinced that there is no better place for that than Silesia, he added.

The Prime Minister thanked all miners and their families for their everyday work for Poland. What you do every day is a testimony of the ability to marry the past with modernity,’ said Mateusz Morawiecki.

My hat’s off to the miners who struggle and make sacrifices for the good of Poland. It is an effort that is hardly comparable to anything else. They are the ones forging the Polish industry to the rhythm of Silesian hearts, summarised the Head of Government.

During the ceremony, Mateusz Morawiecki awarded miners for their accomplishments.

Polska Grupa Górnicza is the largest producer of hard coal in the European Union and one of the largest mining companies in Europe. It produces 30 million tonnes of hard coal for the energy and heat industry, i.e. 46.5% of total domestic coal production and 55.6% of total power coal.

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