Locked content Polish government appealing Nord Stream decision

The EU’s decision on the Opal pipeline violates the provisions of the EU directive on the common gas market and strengthens Gazprom’s position, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. Hence, the government has appealed to the EU Court of Justice on the European Commission’s decision on ...

Locked content Gazprom: setback on Nord Stream II just a ‘technicality’

Russian energy company Gazprom has voted to approve the cancellation of last year’s agreement with its European partners to build the Nord Stream II pipeline, according to TASS news agency. However, the report also stated that Gazprom viewed the annulment as a “technical step” and intended for the p...

Locked content Poland will not extend gas deal with Russian Gazprom

Poland will not extend its long-term natural gas deal with Russia’s Gazprom beyond 2022 on current terms, hoping to plug the gap in supply with imports from Norway via a new Baltic Pipe project with 10 bcm capacity, Poland’s pointperson for strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski s...

Locked content UOKiK worried about Nord Stream 2

Poland’s antimonopoly watchdog UOKiK said that launching a joint venture by Russia’s Gazprom and five European companies (E.ON, Wintershall, Shell, OMV and Engie) responsible for the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would undermine competition. “The Office found that the ...

Locked content Beata Szydło: Nine countries against Nord Stream II

On March 18 in Brussels, the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło confirmed the signing of a letter addressed to the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, by nine countries. The Visegrad Group (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) along with Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, R...

Locked content EC: Nord Stream 2 is a “political project”

European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčofič said that a “new beginning” is needed in discussions regarding the Nord Stream 2 project and stated his opinion that the planned pipeline is, at its heart, a “political project”. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zei...

Locked content EC investigating Nord Stream 2 project

The European Commission is analyzing the legal basis of the Nord Stream 2 project, but has not yet determined if the underwater part of the pipeline will be subject to the terms of the third EU energy package, vice-head of Energy Affairs Maroš Šefčofič said. The so-called third energy package, was c...

Locked content Germany worried about Poland’s concerns over Nord Stream II

Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that Berlin is taking Polish concerns over the proposed Nord Stream II pipeline seriously. The project is led by Russia’s Gazprom and is to increase Russian natural gas supplies to Europe, Reuters reported. Chancellor Gabriel added that Germa...