Czech NS2 support ‘tough luck’ for Poland – Bartuška2 May 2017
Relative to many other Central European countries, the Czech Republic has high gas supply security in because of its policy of diversification, good infrastructure and integration with neighbouring markets, including Germany. What is lacking from this picture is an efficient connection with Poland, the country’s northern neighbour, with which discussions on energy have long been tense.
Speaking to Interfax Natural Gas Daily, Václav Bartuška, ambassador-at-large for energy security in the Czech Republic since 2006, explains why the country will not be joining Poland in opposing Nord Stream 2 and gives his reasons why the Stork II Polish/Czech interconnector has been subject to repeated delays.
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