Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Saturday state visit to Poland was her last one to the country in her current role. After Merkel previously announced that she would not lead the German government following the next elections, a struggle for his position will be settled in upcoming elections. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his meeting with […]
Shifts in American geopolitical policy, losses in energy security and increasingly bold actions by Belarus and Russia are putting severe pressure on Poland, writes Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Solidarność weekly Cezary Krysztopa
France is set to vote against Nord Steam 2, claims Sueddeutche Zeitung, basing its information on anonymous sources from within the French government. On Friday the ambassadors of EU states in Brussels will vote on an amendment to the EU gas directive to halt NS2 construction.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) has accepted the critical “State of political relations between the EU and Russia” report. One of its main points was to block Nord Stream 2 and underline the threat of militarization of the Kaliningrad oblast.
The US Ambassador to Germany threatened Western companies involved in Nord Stream 2 (NS2) with sanctions. The US embassy’s spokesman claims that the letter sent by the ambassador was merely a “clear declaration of the United States’ policy.”
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling on governments of European states to oppose the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Congressmen were also in favor of US sanctions on that investment and condemned Russia for its aggression in the Kerch Strait.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki warned of potential Russian aggression on Ukraine after the Nord Stream 2 construction. A Kremlin spokesman responded that the Polish PM’s claims were “unfortunate” and belong to the category of “attempts to politicize the project”.
The head of EU diplomacy avoids saying anything concrete on what the EC is planning to do about Russian-German gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, reports “Niezależna”. It is clear that little will be done to stop the project going ahead.
Andrzej Duda criticized Nord Stream 2 (NS2) during a joint press conference with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. “We believe, that the Nord Stream 2 investment will disrupt future energy relations in Europe,” Duda claimed.
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.
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