Polish government had said logging was necessary to protect trees from outbreak of bark beetles in one of continent’s last pristine forests

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that Poland violated environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests.

The ruling on Tuesday by the European Court of Justice said that in increasing logging in the Białowieża forest, Poland failed to fulfil its obligations to protect natural sites of special importance.

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