News Digest Item
03 Apr 2017

“Death by instalments”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The decision by Czech mining company EPH, the new owner of eastern German lignite-mine operator LEAG, to cut back its extension plans for the Lusatia region might provide local actors with “some planning security” but is “without a doubt a step towards Germany’s coal phase-out”, Andreas Mihm writes in a commentary for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Resisting a phase-out would prolong the industry’s future in the country “for a few years at most”, he argues. EPHmade a rational decision”, but it was now up to politicians to come up with a rational programme for structural change in Lusatia, Mihm writes.

See the CLEW article New owner scraps plans to expand east German lignite mine for more information.

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