Polish Briefing 3 August, 2020 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Nord Stream 2 is paying European money for Putin’s weapons, says PM Morawiecki

What goes on in Poland on the 3rd of August.

Nord Stream 2 is paying European money for Putin’s weapons, says PM Morawiecki

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki appeared in the Atlantic Councili debate and criticized Germany’s financial involvement in Nord Stream 2.

Morawiecki assessed that the ruling party has various factions in which there are different opinions on relations with Germany. However, he stressed that Poland cannot tolerate the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. – I would not say that we have strong anti-Russian rhetoric in Poland. However, there are matters that we do not like, for example Nord Stream 2. In our opinion, it is paying for weapons for Mr Putin with European money – he said.

– Ukraine has been under attack by the Russians for several years. If Mr. Putin cuts off Ukraine from gas supplies to Western Europe, he will be able to do whatever he wants with it to a greater extent. That is why Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are so dangerous for our region. That is why we criticize Germany for them – added Morawiecki.

Over a thousand miners suffer from COVID-19

The Polish Press Agency reports that the number of miners suffering from coronavirus has exceeded one thousand. Most cases occurred in the Silesia Mine, where a total of 276 employees fell ill. On August 1, it recorded 36 new cases.

Polska Grupa Górnicza, which brings together the majority of coal mines in Poland, has recorded 2,591 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. On August 1, she confirmed 24 new cases. Most of the sick are in the Bielszowice Mine (447 patients and 12 new cases on August 1st). Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa recorded 4,054 patients (an increase by five on the first of August).

There were 1002 sick miners in the mines in Poland on August 1. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 7 511 Polish miners have fallen ill. Of them, 6,509 recovered, or more than 86,6 percent.