Poland is developing a coal energy group to save the sector.
Coal mines will receive funding by the state to avoid bankruptcy. The coal sector in the country, which is said to be the largest in the EU, has been affected by low global prices.
The Polish Government has decided to transfer the largest coal mining in the country, Kompania, into state-run investment fund TF Silesia.
The country’s fossil fuels produce 90% of its electricity.
According to the country’s Ministry of Economy, its coal industry suffered a 1.45 billion zloty (£250m) loss in the first half of 2015.