Nord Stream 2 must be stopped, says Polish President Duda

Poland’s President Duda

Nord Stream 2 –  the proposed second pipeline running directly from Russia to Germany along the bed of the Baltic Sea – represents “a threat to the security of Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and other European countries,” Poland’s President Duda said this week. “We will do everything to stop [it].” 
Nord Stream 2 is set to be developed  by the Gazprom-controlled  New European Pipeline consortium  which  was officially established last month and whose other members are  E.On, BASF, OMV, Royal Dutch Shell and  ENGIE. Its two lines will have a combined capacity of 55bn m³ and will  allow Gazprom to cut Ukraine entirely out of the European gas supply chain. Along with recently scaled down plans to build a TurkStream equivalent under the Black Sea to Turkey, Nord Stream 2 was conceived after the EU pressurised Bulgaria into scuppering  plans for a SouthStream pipeline through the Balkans.
Nord Stream 2 has been already  sharply criticised by the authorities in Kiev and Bratislava.

Source: Gazeta