Duda Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Undermines EU Solidarity

Reuters

BRUSSELS, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday plans to build a new pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany bypassing Ukraine is dictated by politics rather than economics and undermines the European Union's solidarity.

"We disagree with this investment. It has nothing to do with economics," Duda said, speaking at a joint briefing in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk. "It is an investment of a political nature."

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which opponents say will deepen dependence on Russian gas supplies from Gazprom, would undermine solidarity within the EU's push for an energy union, Duda said.

Earlier Tusk told reporters he and Duda held a similar stance on the Nord Stream 2 project.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

Copyright 2016 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE



Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Senior DPO - Advantage
Expertise: Dynamic Positioning
Location: Houston, TX
 
Heavy Equipment Operator
Expertise: Heavy Machinery Operator
Location: San Antonio, TX
 
Welder
Expertise: Welding
Location: San Antonio, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $49.74/BBL 2.32%
Light Crude Oil : $49.56/BBL 1.93%
Natural Gas : $1.99/MMBtu 0.50%
Updated in last 24 hours