Polish Briefing 11 May, 2020 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: “Liquidation of the ETS will give Poland a 20 percent reduction in energy prices overnight”

What goes on in Poland on the 11th of May.

Kowalski: Liquidation of the ETS will give Poland a 20 percent reduction in energy prices overnight

Deputy Minister of State Assets Janusz Kowalski argues that Poland should seek to exclude the EU ETS.

The Czech Senate called on the government to renegotiate commitments under the EU ETS due to the growing burden on heating. In the past, Prime Minister Andrej Babis suggested that his country could start working to change the conditions of the emissions trading system. Polish deputy minister of state assets Janusz Kowalski suggested reforming the system, and is currently talking about is liquidation.

– The resolution of the Czech Senate shows that Poland has an ally in the hard fight for the reform of the EU ETS. I am in favor of its complete liquidation. There will be new allies. We may have to go the Czech way and do the same in the Polish parliament and adopt a hard mandate that allows us to reduce the price of energy by 20 percent overnight, because this is the cost of this EU tax – he said in an interview with

Continuation of talks between Poland and Belarus with hydrocarbons in the background

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Poland discussed cooperation in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the diversification of raw material supplies.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland announced a telephone conversation of May 6, 2020 with the participation of Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his Belarusian counterpart Uladzimir Makiej.

– The future of the Eastern Partnership and preparation for the next EU Summit with EaP countries scheduled for 18 June this year. and efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic were the main topics of talks held on May 6 and 7 by Minister Jacek Czaputowicz with the heads of diplomacy of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – reads the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. – The head of Polish diplomacy assured of unwavering support from Poland for the ambitious development of the Eastern Partnership policy. Discussing the expectations of the upcoming summit of the EaP states, he emphasized that in the era of new global challenges, the EU should set ambitious goals together with its partners, and respond to the expectations and needs of all participating countries. He noted with satisfaction that the Eastern Partnership countries receive tangible financial support from the European Union in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plus launches 5G without Huawei

The Plus mobile network operator announces the launch of the 5G network in seven major Polish cities. It will use Scandinavian technology instead of Chinese. The 5G Plus network is to be operational from 11 May in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin and Wrocław. It will allow data transfer up to 600 MB / s. This will be possible thanks to transmitters supplied by Swedish Ericsson. The offer with 5G tariffs is to be presented soon.