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Poles fined Gazprom for “Nord Stream-2”

Poland’s antitrust regulator (UOKiK) has fined Russia’s Gazprom about 50 million euros in the construction of the “Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline.

According to the press service of the Polish agency, the reason for prosecution was the refusal of the Russian gas monopoly to cooperate in the investigation into the construction of “Nord Stream-2.”

UOKiK Chairman Tomasz Khrustny reminded that at the beginning of the year the agency asked Gazprom to provide documents (contracts with companies involved in financing the construction) in the case of the construction of “Nord Stream-2.” However, the Russian concern did not provide this information, despite legal obligations to cooperate with the Polish authorities.

According to UOKiK, their investigation concerns the creation of a consortium that finances the construction of the“Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline without the necessary consent of the head of the Polish agency.

“The UOKiK chairman has indicted six companies: Gazprom from the Russian Federation, Engie from Switzerland, as well as Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall from the Netherlands,” the release said.

Recently, it was reported that Ukraine and Poland will join forces in the fight against the construction of “Nord Stream-2.” The Foreign Ministries of both countries believe that the construction of the Russian gas pipeline threatens Europe’s energy security.

Bogdan Marusyak

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