Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, has criticised Russia's decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, and vowed to make the EU independent from Russian fossil fuels.
Russian energy company Gazprom has halted natural gas supplies to Poland as the country failed to pay in roubles, the climate and environment minister has announced.
Polish state-owned natural gas company PGNiG has been informed by Russia's Gazprom that it will stop gas supplies to Poland along the Yamal pipeline at 0800 hrs on Wednesday, PGNiG has said.
Poland has put 50 Russian entities on the first sanctions list including the names of Russian oligarchs and businesses, such as gas giant Gazprom, the interior minister has said.
Polish state-owned natural gas giant PGNiG has appealed to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) against the General Court of the EU's rejection of Poland's charges versus Gazprom.
Russia's Gazprom gas operator on Friday notified Polish counterpart PGNiG about changes in gas payment regulations starting from April.
Poland has been developing alternative gas supplies and expanding its infrastructure so it can become fully independent from Russian natural gas from 2023, the government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure has said.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is effectively and cynically exploiting European weaknesses and crises, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in the article published by the British Daily Telegraph on Saturday.
Poland's main gas retailer, state-owned PGNiG, said on Thursday that it does not aim to sign a long-term contract with Gazprom for gas supplies to the country.
The General Court of the EU on Wednesday rejected charges against a 2018 settlement between the European Commission (EC) and Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom brought by PGNiG, Poland’s natural gas company.
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