V4 summit in Slovakia

All V4 countries against NS2, says Szczerski

All of the Visegrad Group members are opposed to Nord Stream 2. Discussions at a recent meeting of the V4 presidents in Slovakia, says presidential minister Krzysztof Szczerski, confirm that none of the countries will be benefiting from the pipeline.

Asked whether the V4 group has agreed on a unified approach concerning the construction of NS2, Krzysztof Szczerski replied:

“Poland and Slovakia are the champions and leaders when it comes to opinions on NS2. The remaining members of the Visegrad Group have accepted our position on the matter and by not participating in NS2, they will be supporting our critical position.”

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None of the V4 countries has declared participation in the Nord Stream 2 project and will not benefit from it

The chief of cabinet of President Andrzej Duda underlined that "none of the V4 countries has declared participation in the Nord Stream 2 project and will not benefit from it.”

Thursday saw the beginning of a two-day summit of the presidents of the V4 countries in Strbske Pleso, Slovakia.

Nord Stream 2 refers to a pipeline project meant to transfer gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. According to the newest timetables, it is to be completed by the end of 2019. Its owner is the Russian energy giant Gazprom.

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