Donald Tusk on the Polish project of the European Energy Union

Prime Minister: - Energy has become a strategic challenge for Poland and for Europe.

Photo: M. Śmiarowski / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

During his Saturday visit to Silesia, Donald Tusk announced that he will present in Brussels the Polish idea for the Energy Union. - Europe needs to demonstrate more and more solidarity in the area of energy - Prime Minister said.

He presented six dimensions of the European Energy Union project:

  1. Creation of an effective gas solidarity mechanism in case of supply crises.
  2. Increased financing from the European Union’s (EU) funds of infrastructure ensuring energy solidarity, in particular in the east of the EU - even up to 75% of projects’ value.
  3. Collective energy purchasing.
  4. Rehabilitation of coal as a source of energy.
  5. Shale gas extraction.
  6. Radical diversification of gas supply to the EU.

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