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Polish Briefing 9 November, 2021 11:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: The Commission is responding to the border crisis in Poland | The CEO of PGNiG spoke with the European secretary for energy about Nord Stream 2 and biomethane

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What goes on in Poland on the 9th of November.

The Commission is responding to the border crisis in Poland

The European Commission contacted the prime ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Łowa about the border crisis consisting in the deliberate increase in the wave of migration on the European Union’s border with Belarus. She called for the adoption of new sanctions, including those against airlines allowing the transfer of migrants. The Commission is also expected to insist on the cooperation of Middle Eastern countries to enable the safe return of their citizens.

The Commission is also expected to contact the migrants’ countries of origin to prevent their citizens from “falling into the trap”. Belarus, probably supported by Russia, created favorable conditions for arrival in Minsk by encouraging citizens of Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq to migrate through its territory to the European Union. However, migrants reaching Belarus are forcibly directed to the borders. Belarusians and Russians are accused of deliberately causing a border crisis.

The Commission has declared that it is seeking sanctions against airlines facilitating the transit of migrants on the one hand, and will take diplomatic action to organize the return of Middle Eastern nationals to their homeland in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis.

The CEO of PGNiG spoke with the European secretary for energy about Nord Stream 2 and biomethane

PGNiG CEO Paweł Majewski took part in talks with the European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. The topic of the talks was, among others the disputed gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 and the role of biomethane in the EU climate policy.

– Thank you for the opportunity to meet and convey our position to min. on the risk posed by Nord Stream 2. Certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline cannot take place without compliance with the rigors of European Union law – emphasized PGNiG CEO Paweł Majewski during a meeting with the European energy commissioner Kadri Simson.

During the meeting with Commissioner Kadri Simson, PGNiG CEO Paweł Majewski also emphasized that one of the ways to decarbonise gas is to mix it with biomethane, which will reduce emissions and ensure energy security. – The development of the biomethane market is a priority for PGNiG – the company recalled.