Polish Briefing 21 May, 2020 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: Poland in the coalition defending the role of gas in the EU climate policy

What goes on in Poland on the 21st of May.

Poland in the coalition defending the role of gas in the EU climate policy

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have prepared a non-paper document in which they argue that gas will be from their point of view an indispensable tool for striving for climate neutrality of the European Union in 2050.

– The energy and climate policy of the European Union should take into account the existence of differences at national and regional level and enable the use of solutions adapted to them in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 – argue the said countries. – Transformation based only on renewable sources does not take into account the need to diversify the energy mix in the European Union. In addition, it cannot be carried out overnight and will be more expensive than energy generated using gas solutions – we read in a document reached by

The court rejected Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2’s complaints about the gas directive

The General Court of the European Union declared inadmissibility of complaints brought by Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG against the gas directive, which covered gas pipelines from third countries with the rules of the EU gas market.

In the decision published on the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union, one can read that Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG brought actions before the General Court of the European Union, claiming, first, annulment of the partial amending directive and, secondly, its repeal in its entirety. Nord Stream 2 AG argued that the new obligations would cause significant changes in its situation, because compliance with them would require the sale of the entire Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, or a complete modification of the organizational structure of the gas pipeline and the undertaking, which would fundamentally destabilize the basis for financing the structure in which they participated European enterprises.