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Polish PM Blames Germany and EU for Serious Energy Crisis in the Region

Primer ministro de Polonia culpa a Alemania y a la UE de la grave crisis energética en la región

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Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, at the European summit in Prague, criticized the EU and especially Germany for their handling of the current energy crisis.

The head of the Polish government blamed the rise in energy prices on “Germany’s selfishness,” which he said on his arrival at the summit of the European Political Community “clearly dictated the EU’s energy policy.”

“It is not acceptable for the interests of a single country, as Germany, to determine the price trajectory for all member states,” Morawiecki said.

On the other hand, the Polish PM said he expected “immediate action” from the European Commission to change its approach to capping electricity prices through a 2014 mechanism that, he said, “unfortunately, has not worked.”

Instead, Mateusz Morawiecki advocated “imposing a price cap based on CO2 emission allowances,” as this would “greatly reduce the price of electricity across Europe,” he said.

Concerning the recently detected leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, the Polish PM said that “it is probably the work of the Russian secret services, according to the information we have received from our foreign friends.”

Morawiecki stressed that “today Europe is facing an unprecedented crisis, with more risks and dangers than ever in the last decades” due to “the war provoked by Putin and “the fatal mistakes in the EU’s climate and energy policy”.

The summit of the European Political Community that began today in Prague will run until tomorrow and will bring together the leaders of the EU and several nations close to the Union such as the UK, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine, among others. 

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