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Eco-opponents of Vistula Spit project funded by Germany and Soros

The eco protests against the excavation of the Vistula Spit have been found to be funded by George Soros and the German government, reports

After analyzing the connections and funding sources of the companies and groups which have opposed investment in the Vistula Spit project, eco protests against the excavation of the site have been found to be funded by George Soros and the German government.

One of the largest opponents of the plan is Eko-Unia. In February 2019 they filed a complaint to the EC in which they demanded the suspension of investment actions in the area, due to the current Polish government “breaking EU and state laws”.

Eko-Unia is part of a coalition called “Save the Rivers”, which is financed by the Batory Foundation which in turn, is co-financed by George Soros. “Batory” has financed the coalition with a sum of PLN 100,000.

The Heinrich Boll Foundation also opposes the excavation and has been connected to the German government and the “Greens”. The foundation cooperated with Polish portal to publish an article attacking the excavation. The authors of the text underlined that it had been created “in cooperation with the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Warsaw”.

According to the financial report from 2017, the foundation has received the most money from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Ministry of Education and Research. German state institutions have spent dozens of millions of euros on the foundation.

German support for opponents of the excavation can be reason for concern, especially if one draws attention to common interests and projects prepared by German organizations alongside their Russian counterparts.

Russia opposes the Vistula Spit channel that will open the direct sail road to the Baltic Sea from Polish port of Elbląg without the need to sail through Russian territorial waters.

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