Polish PM warns of greatest danger of completion of Nord Stream 2

Polish PM warns of greatest danger of completion of Nord Stream 2

Publication date: 15/09/2020

The Nord Stream-2 pipeline undermines the EU's energy policy from within and is particularly dangerous because of its impact on Germany.

This was stated by the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki in an article published on Sunday, September 13, in the German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

"The attempt to poison the main opposition activist with a banned chemical two days before the planned debate on EU-Russia relations, which was to take place in Berlin, is a challenge for the entire democratic community.

You can't threaten Russia from afar with your index finger and then get involved in the Nord Stream 2 project with Gazprom, "the Polish prime minister wrote.

According to him, the construction of Nord Stream-2 undermines the EU's energy policy from within.

"The pipeline will make Europe dependent on Russian gas supplies and give Russian oligarchs significant financial injections. However, the most dangerous thing is that Russia, under the guise of economic cooperation, is influencing the behavior of one of the EU's and NATO's most important economic and political partners: Germany." , - the head of the Polish government writes.

He insists that Europe should view the situation in Belarus and the attack on Alexei Navalny as "perhaps the last reminder."

"The only rational way out is to abandon the Nord Stream-2 project. It's not just Poland's voice; German politicians, especially Norbert Röttgen and Friedrich Merz, hold a similar view," Moravetsky said.

We will remind, earlier the chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel declared that intends to coordinate with the European partners any actions against Russia in connection with poisoning of the oppositionist Alexey Navalny.

She also noted that she has not yet made a final decision on whether any action against Moscow will affect the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

Merkel first said that the gas pipeline and Navalny's poisoning should not be linked and that the pipeline should be completed. On September 7, she said she no longer ruled out that the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline could be subject to sanctions over Navalny's poisoning.