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V4 opposes Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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Roberto Galea 15.10.2016 18:05
The V4 leaders unanimously oppose the planned German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on the second day of a Visegrad Group summit.
Photo: PAP/Darek DelmanowiczPhoto: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

“All the presidents agree that there is no economic justification for this investment, and share the belief that it is political in nature,” Duda said on the last day of the two-day meeting with the leaders of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, held in Rzeszów, southeastern Poland.

Duda added that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a planned project which is to circumvent Poland and other countries in the region, hinders efficiency and competitiveness with regard to gas supplies in Europe.

Slovakia's Andrej Kiska, the Czech Republic's Miloš Zeman and Hungary's Janos Ader took part in Saturday’s debate on energy security in Europe, an event which closed the V4 summit.

Deputy head of European Commission in charge of energy, Maroš Šefčovič, also took part in the discussion.

In his speech Šefčovič assured Ukraine that the European Union will support the country in terms of gas supplies.

Poland's ruling Law and Justice government has vowed to decrease Poland’s dependence on Russian gas supplies. (ał/rg)

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