Polish Briefing 15 May, 2020 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Gazprom applies the arbitration award

What goes on in Poland on the 15th of May.

Poles cannot go to court regarding air quality. Brussels intervenes

The European Commission has decided to initiate an anti-infringement procedure against Poland due to the lack of regulations on the basis of which the authorities could be appealed to the courts for poor air quality. The ClientEarth Foundation reminds that Poland, along with Bulgaria, has the worst air quality in the European Union. In 2018, the EU Court of Justice found that Poland had broken the law because of exceeding PM10 concentrations.

Kwieciński: Gazprom applies the arbitration award

CEO of PGNiG Jerzy Kwieciński informed that the company receives gas invoices from Gazprom according to the formula resulting from the new price conditions of the Yamal contract, determined by an arbitration award. – Invoices for transmitted gas that come to us are issued according to a new price formula – said Jerzy Kwieciński. In March PGNiG won a dispute with Gazprom over gas prices in the Yamal contract. – We are currently discussing (…) Gazprom’s return of the surplus we paid from November 2014 to February this year. We estimate that this surplus is USD 1.5 billion. I don’t want to talk about the details yet – said the head of PGNiG.