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PGNiG pledged to “protect Poland’s interests” by participating in an appeal Nord Stream 2 AG

PGNiG pledged to “protect Poland’s interests” by participating in an appeal Nord Stream 2 AG

Warsaw, July 31 - Neftegaz.RU. PGNiG and PST, the German daughter of PGNiG, filed an application to the High court in Düsseldorf, expressing willingness to participate in the court proceedings regarding derogation from the application of the Third Energy Package’s provisions for the Nord Stream 2 as other parties of the proceedings.

Polish gas monopoly PGNiG want to show "by all available legal means" the negative impact of the under construction Russian gas pipeline on gas market competition in Central and Eastern Europe.

CEO of PGNiG Jerzy Kwiecinski wrote a tweet that “the active participation in the proceedings will effectively protect the interests” of Polish enterprises in particular and Poland in general.

On July 28, Nord Stream 2 AG, the Swiss-based operator of the project, filed an appeal to the EU Court of Justice against the decision of the German Federal News Agency (BNA), which refused to exempt the pipeline from the requirements of the updated EU gas Directive.

5 European energy companies - France's Engie, Austria's OMV, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Germany's Uniper and Wintershall Dea - have co-financed the Nord Sream-2 project, each committing to pay EUR 950 million ($1.114 billion).

Poland sees Nord Stream 2 as a political project, meant to weaken Ukraine and gain leverage over Europe by making it more dependent on Russian gas.

Georgette Mosbacher, the US Ambassador to Poland thanked 2 weeks ago the Polish Foreign Ministry on social media for supporting recent American steps taken against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

To read the full story in Russian.