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Polish-Danish maritime border dispute nears end

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 02.11.2018 08:30
Plans to build a Polish-Danish pipeline at the bottom of the Baltic Sea have prompted both sides to put an end to the countries’ maritime border dispute, which lasted four decades, website Money.pl reported, citing Poland’s foreign affairs ministry.
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The Polish ministry said on November 1: “Following several rounds of intensive negotiations Denmark and Poland have agreed on a maritime boundary that, once it enters into force, will delimit the Continental Shelfs and the Exclusive Economic Zones of the two countries in the Baltic Sea, south of Bornholm.”

Poland’s Foreign Minister said: “Since this agreement is an equitable one, I am convinced that it will serve to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation between [both] countries and will provide for legal clarity in the Baltic Sea region.”

The new maritime boundary is yet to be confirmed by both countries.

The Baltic Pipe is a planned new energy project that would link Poland with Norway via Denmark as part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s dependence on Russia.


Source: Money.pl, msz.gov.pl

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