Polish Briefing 28 August, 2019 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Poland talks with Finland about energy transition and nuclear energy

What goes on in Poland on the 28th of August.

Poland talks with Finland about energy transition and nuclear energy

Discussion about the priorities of the Finnish presidency in the EU Council in the field of energy policy, including negotiations of a long-term strategy for climate neutrality of the EU economy were the main goal of the deputy energy minister Tomasz Dąbrowski’s visit to Finland. The visit took place on August 26-27, 2019.

Finland began its six-month presidency in the Council of the European Union on July 1, 2019. One of the leading topics of the Finnish Presidency will be issues regarding the energy transition of European Union countries towards low-carbon economies.

During a meeting with Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni, Dąbrowski announced readiness of the Polish government to support and cooperate with the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council. – We appreciate the innovative potential and achievements of the Finnish economy, we declare the will to cooperate in the field of energy policy and we are open to the exchange of Polish-Finnish experience in this field – said Dąbrowski.

During the talks, ministers also exchanged comments in the context of further work on three documents: the National Plan for Energy and Climate, the Long-term EU strategy until 2050, as well as the Regulation on sustainable finance. – One of Poland’s priorities is “just transition”, which means taking into account the social context of transition and counteracting the uneven distribution of costs between the Member States, putting more burden on economies with high use of coal fuels – Dąbrowski pointed out.

Deputy Minister Dąbrowski also met with the General Director of the Finnish nuclear regulator “STUK” and representatives of the company “TVO”, the operator of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant and the investor of its subsequent blocks.