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Polish leader’s disapproval of German-Russia pipeline

Politics

Aigul Minabutdinova

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:00 GMT

Poland’s president expressed his country’s disapproval of a planned Russian-German gas pipeline during a visit by the German president.

According to AP, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a joint news conference with Frank-Walter Steinmeier that he believes Nord Stream 2 would undermine the energy security of central and eastern Europe.

The project has become a deeply divisive issue in Europe, with Germany insisting it is purely a business deal.

Another point of difference between the two presidents was rule of law in Poland, which the European Union says is under threat from the current right-wing government.

Steinmeier told reporters it was an issue he was raising with Duda.

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