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Poland's Białowieża forest is the source of the latest conflict between the E.U. and Poland (a member country since 2004). Białowieża, northeast of Warsaw on Poland's border with Belarus, is Europe's last primeval forest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 2017, though, Poland has engaged in large-scale logging in old-growth parts of the forest and has ignored EU and UNESCO requests, and court orders, to stop. Poland argues it has increased logging to prevent the spread of the spruce bark beetle. www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-forest/eu-court-adviser-backs-commission-in-forest-dispute-with-poland-idUSKCN1G40W3
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