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Polish PGNiG has applied for active participation in the SP-2 appeal

The Polish energy company PGNiG has filed an application with the Düsseldorf Supreme Regional Court on active participation in the appeal on the Nord Stream 2 project. TASS, referring to the statement of the head of the company Jerzy Kwieczyński.

He noted that active participation in the trial will help to effectively protect the interests of the company and Poland.

Earlier it was reported that Nord Stream 2 AG filed an appeal against the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of the EU, which refused to consider her claim against the application of the EU Gas Directive on the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.

Nord Stream 2 AG considers the amendments to the EU Gas Directive to be illegal discrimination and does not agree with the court's arguments related to procedural issues.

Recall that the directive adopted by the European Parliament in 2019 extends the rules of the EU gas market to gas pipelines laid from countries that are not part of it. One of the requirements of the document is the separation of the companies that supply gas and ensure its transit.

According to this directive, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 project should be a company independent of Gazprom, and half of the pipeline's capacity should be reserved for pumping fuel from other suppliers.

The Nord Stream-2 project involves the construction of two gas pipeline strings that will deliver up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

At the end of 2019, the United States imposed sanctions against Nord Stream 2, and this summer, the draft national defense budget additional restrictive measures were included.

Nord Stream 2 AG is still intends to complete the construction of the gas pipeline at the end of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021.

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