Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland begins construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    Poland will begin construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the coming days, announced Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "In fact, the construction of the Baltic Pipe begins, that is, the famous gas pipeline, which will pass first from the Norwegian shelf to Denmark, and then through Denmark to Poland, to our coast," he said.

    According to the Polish President, last week the operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System signed a contract for the implementation of this project with …

  • Belarus to build new pipeline to deliver oil from Ukraine and Baltics

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order to build an oil pipeline that will supply oil from Ukrainian and Baltic ports, reported by the press service of the President of Belarus.

    "In order to diversify oil supplies to Belarus in 2020-2023, an investment project to build the Gomel-Horki main oil pipeline will be built," the statement said.

    The company responsible for the design and construction of the oil pipeline will be Joint Stock Company Gomeltransneft Druzhba. The …

  • Gazprom agrees to reduce gas prices for Poland

    Russian gas giant Gazprom promised to reduce the price of gas supplied to Poland (under the Yamal contract) after the demands of the Polish state oil and gas company PGNiG, reported the head of PGNiG Jerzy Kwieciński. He added that the Russian company also pledged to correct the bills issued for March and April 2020.

    "I'm pleased to inform you that today PGNiG received Gazprom's correction to the invoice for gas supplies in March'20 I appreciate the quick reaction of our business partner, who …

  • Poland threatens to seize Gazprom assets

    Polish Deputy Minister of State Assets Janusz Kowalski said in an interview with WProst that he was ready to put pressure on Gazprom to force the Russian company to comply with the Stockholm arbitration decision and change the gas price formula for Warsaw. This could include the seizure of Nord Stream 2 assets.

    Kowalski cited as an example the dispute between Gazprom and Naftogaz of Ukraine, during which, according to the deputy minister, the Russian side also refused to comply with the terms …

  • Poland threatens to complain to European Commission about Gazprom

    Polish state oil and gas company PGNiG issued a statement accusing Russia's Gazprom of failing to comply with the ruling of Stockholm arbitration court. According to Warsaw, the Russian company continues to abuse its monopoly position in the market.

    “Gazprom has not complied with the final decision of the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm in the PGNiG case. The ruling of March 30, 2020 demanded a change in the pricing formula of the Yamal contract (a gas supply contract that Russia and Poland …

  • Poland again demands that Russia return wreckage of presidential airliner which crashed near Smolensk

    Poland again demands that Russia return the wreckage of the presidential airliner Tu-154, which crashed near Smolensk in 2010. The corresponding diplomatic note was sent to Moscow, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Friday, April 10. "There is no rule of international law that gives Russia grounds to hold Polish property," the Polish Foreign Minister stressed.

    Warsaw has honored the victims of the plane crash. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Chairman of the ruling Law and …

  • Polish President cancels visit to Ukraine planned for April 13

    Polish President Andrzej Duda canceled a visit to Ukraine scheduled for April 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports that the visit of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda to Ukraine to commemorate the Polish victims of the Katyn massacre will not take place due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the world," – said the Ukrainian Ministry f …

  • Poland declares victory over Gazprom in gas price dispute

    The Stockholm arbitration ruled in Poland's favor in a five-year dispute with Gazprom over the price of gas, reported Polish state-owned oil and gas company PGNiG.

    "The Court of Arbitration considered PGNiG's arguments and confirmed that the gas price under the Yamal contract was non-market and overstated," PGNiG said.

    Now the Polish company will pay Gazprom for fuel under a new price calculation formula, "which is directly linked to gas prices in the Western European market.

    "The court's …

  • Polish president: Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine, it is also behaving aggressively towards other countries, and is flaunting its power by violating other countries’ airspace.

    “And so you can’t say that it’s a trustworthy state, which realizes its interests in a peaceful way. We are absolute supporters of complying with international law, whereas by Russia it is being clearly and consistently violated. On many occasions we have protested against this, defending Ukraine …

  • Poland considers buying M1 Abrams tanks from US

    Poland has decided to consider the possibility of purchasing US-produced M1 Abrams tanks. Among other things, the country will need to determine the extent to which these tanks would improve the army’s capabilities in view of the current threats. Poland’s political elite still consider Russia the primary threat to the country.

    Starting next year, Poland will commence with a 15-year program to upgrade the army and navy. As part of the program, the Polish command intends to replace the army’s “ …