July 29, 2022 08:01 GMT
Poland wants a possible decision on mandatory gas cuts by the EU to be voted on unanimously rather than by a qualified majority vote according to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki this week.
- "We absolutely favour such a vote in this matter - due to the fact that it concerns electricity, the energy mix - being in the mode of so-called unanimity, where Poland has the right to veto. We demand it," he told private broadcaster Polsat News.
- EU countries approved a 15% voluntary gas reduction plan on Tuesday that would be mandatory in emergency supply situation. The plan is now set to be vote upon.
- "If the EU tries to coerce us into voting by qualified majority, we will protest strongly. If necessary, we will make a formal veto, and then, unfortunately, the attitude to this veto will depend on decisions of the bodies of the European Union." He said.