According to reports in local media, Czech Republic and Poland officials met last week in Luxembourg for the first hearing at the European Court of Justice on the controversial extraction activities at the coal mine in Turów, located close to the German and Czech border. Despite the on going legal action against Poland, Warsaw decided in May to extend the life of the Turów coal mine until 2044 without carrying out an environmental impact assessment. It also refused to the temporary suspension of activities, as requested by the EU's top court. As a result, the EU court in September ordered Poland to pay a €500,000-per-day fine for failing to comply with interim measures. But Poland has voiced reluctance to pay.In February, Czech Republic filed a complaint against Poland for expanding the life of this open-pit coal mine and demanded its immediate closure, arguing that it is lowering ground water supplies for nearby communities and contributing to air pollution. The Turów power station provides around five percent of Poland's power, supplying electricity to some 2.3m households, according to the mine operator, state-owned Polish energy group.