Polish gas monopoly PGNiG want to show "by all available legal means" the negative impact of the under construction Russian gas pipeline on gas market competition in Central and Eastern Europe.
CEO of PGNiG Jerzy Kwiecinski wrote a tweet that “the active participation in the proceedings will effectively protect the interests” of Polish enterprises in particular and Poland in general.
On July 28, Nord Stream 2 AG, the Swiss-based operator of the project, filed an appeal to the EU Court of Justice against the decision of the German Federal News Agency (BNA), which refused to exempt the pipeline from the requirements of the updated EU gas Directive.
5 European energy companies - France's Engie, Austria's OMV, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Germany's Uniper and Wintershall Dea - have co-financed the Nord Sream-2 project, each committing to pay EUR 950 million ($1.114 billion).
Poland sees Nord Stream 2 as a political project, meant to weaken Ukraine and gain leverage over Europe by making it more dependent on Russian gas.