The European Parliament maintained the list of “Projects of Common Interest” including the energy projects from (among others) Poland.
The list includes the most important energy investments of the EU. A place on the list gives a green-light for applying for EU donations for projects.
On the list, there are also investments in which Poland is involved or directly Polish, such as Baltic Pipe pipeline from Denmark to Poland, construction of floating LNG gas terminal in Gdańsk, northern Poland, gas connections with Lithuania and Slovakia, as well as oil pipeline Brody-Adamowo between Poland and Ukraine.
The Greens’ faction in the European Parliament wanted to dismiss the list. Ecological organisations say that subsidising fossil fuels contradicts the EU policy of fighting global warming.
Polish MEPs from different factions were satisfied that the list was maintained. “The list includes both climate targets and the necessity of assuring energy security,” Zdzisław Krasnodębski, a deputy head of the EP research and energy commission representing Law and Justice (PiS) party said.
“The result of today’s vote in effect gives Poland a green light to apply for financial support for these projects. I really cared about it,” Jerzy Buzek, MEP of Civic Platform (PO) and former Polish PM added.