The company announced it will be leaving Poland after 25 years to concentrate on other markets in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Announcing the start of construction work, President Duda said the project would be “very good news for Poland, and not just for the near future, but I deeply believe that for the coming decades."
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz started his visit to Copenhagen on Thursday, during which he is scheduled to meet his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Bilateral ties and the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline project stood in the forefront of Monday talks in Warsaw between Polish President Andrzej Duda and visiting Danish Crown Prince Frederik.
The project, which will see 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas flowing to Poland annually and 3 billion cubic meters of raw material from Poland to Denmark, was implemented by the Danish Energinet and Polish Gaz-System and has strategic importance in ensuring the diversification of energy sources for Poland.
With a population of just 445 people, the former medieval stronghold has turned up thousands of fragments of ceramic vessels, coins and amulets - and even a sacrificed dog’s skull buried under the threshold of a house.
The pipeline will help end Polish dependency on Russian energy by bringing in Norwegian gas.
After finding an axe-head buried alongside the remains, Viking expert Dr Leszek Gardeła believes that the woman may have come from what is now Poland and could have been a Slav.
Poland's gas grid operator Gaz-System and its Danish peer Energinet reached final investment decisions to launch construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, representatives of both governments and operators announced in Warsaw on Friday.
The row between Poland and Denmark was not about ownership of the maritime territory, rather it was about delineating the exclusive economic zone.
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