Czech Republic takes legal action against Poland's Turow mine

PRAGUE, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic has filed a lawsuit against Poland at the Court of Justice of the European Union, saying on Friday it had violated the bloc’s law with the expansion of mining at the Turow lignite mine.

The country had said on Monday it would sue its neighbour over the mine that sits near the Czech and German borders and which it says was damaging communities on the Czech side.

The Czech Environment Ministry said the country would continue talks with Poland but called mining there illegal.

“Even today its continuation is damaging our citizens, our water, our environment,” the ministry said. (Reporting by Robert Muller and Jason Hovet; editing by David Evans)