Anna Getman, President of the Association of Mining Communities of Poland, at interview to WNP.PL agency. said that the funds from the Fair Transition Fund will probably not be enough to carry out the process of transforming the coal regions of the country fairly, and so that no one is hurt.
She also noted that in the coming years the mines will be closed in mostly in communes.
“There are municipalities where mines no longer work, but people from there go to work at other mines. If these municipalities did not receive funds, this would also have a negative impact. We hope that compensation for the loss of income will be taken into account by the state - at least during the initial period, when mines will be closed and new jobs will not be created yet. Some municipalities are already trying to focus on alternative industries. Where everything is focused on coal mining, problems can arise, ”emphasizes Anna Getman.