The Polish state media portrays the Czech Republic as a foe that, for dubious reasons, is set on ruining the Polish energy sector. Currently, it is the Turów lignite mine on the Polish side of the border that is behind the friction between the two countries. Does this case mirror structural problems in Czech–Polish relations, and what can be done to restore mutually favourable cooperation?
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