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Poland fines Russian Gazprom for $57 million due to Nord Stream 2 construction

Source : 112 Ukraine

Apart from Gazprom, UOKiK also accused five companies: Engie, Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall Dea
14:43, 3 August 2020

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Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection UOKiK fined Russian Gazprom for $57 million as Interfax reported.

Gazprom was fined for unwillingness to cooperate with a regulator on the investigation that concerns the board financing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline without the necessary agreement of the UOKiK.

Apart from Gazprom, UOKiK also accused five companies: Engie, Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall Dea.

“During this proceeding, UOKiK chairman applied for the documents related to this case, even to Gazprom; however, the company refused to provide information important for the proceeding,” the message said.

Related: Polish PM: Nord Stream 2 is European payment for Putin's weapons

On July 27, Ukraine and Poland reached a consensus on the harm of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe's energy security and agreed to prevent its establishment.

On July 26, Denmark imposed a temporary ban for works on the construction of the gas pipeline in its territorial waters due to the cod pawning.

On July 24, the U.S. Senate upheld the draft defense budget that includes sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo warned participants in the Nord Stream II project about the opportunity to apply CAATSA law against them. On the other hand, EU top diplomat Josep Borrel stood against this initiative.

Related: EU diplomacy opposes U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2

As we reported earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, opposed the plans of the U.S. to expand extraterritorial sanctions on a number of projects, including Nord Stream 2

On July 13, it was reported that Germany's position on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remained unchanged - the project must be completed.

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