Disinfo: Polish position on Nord Stream 2 is energy totalitarianism


The Polish oil and gas concern PGNiG applied for participation in the certification of the Nord Stream-2. This action of the Polish energy concern can be considered a provocation directed against the German authorities.

In terms of the Nord Stream-2AG, Poland declares the principles of energy totalitarianism (it cannot be described in another way). It is not the first time that Warsaw ties to subordinate the European gas market. So far, one thing is certain: Poland is deliberately provoking tensions in relations with Berlin.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Nord Stream 2 project, suggesting the idea that particular European countries (such as Poland) protest against it because of various subjective/ illegitime reasons (US influence, Russophobia, etc.). The claim that the Polish actions towards Nord Stream 2 are a “deliberate anti-German provocation” is untrue. Poland is an EU member, with full rights to take part in the formation of the EU's energy policy.

The Polish authorities have repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2 is incongruent with the goals of the EU’s energy policy. In its opinion, the pipeline would lead to further monopolisation of the market rather than the diversification of gas supplies to Europe.

A number of EU states are concerned about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and its implications for their energy security. Back in March 2016, leaders of 8 Central and Eastern European states sent a letter to the president of the European Commission objecting to the Nord Stream 2 project because of risks for energy security in the region. This position was also shared by the European Parliament.

Read more about the security concerns raised about the Nord Stream 2 project here and here.

See similar messages regarding the Polish position towards the Nord Stream 2: Polish decision to fine Gazprom for the Nord Stream 2 is directly connected to Navalny casePolish actions against Nord Stream 2 are inconsistent with EU policies – they promote the US interests, and The concept of “energy security” has turned into an anti-Russian project.


  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Germany, Russia
  • Keywords: Nord Stream 2, gas, Energy, Totalitarianism
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