the Polish Antimonopoly regulator UOKiK initiated proceedings against “Gazprom”.
the Russian company faces a fine of up to € 50 million if it does not cooperate in the ongoing antitrust investigation.
the Case concerns proceedings due construction of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”. According to the report, published on 3 may on the website of UOKiK, the controller issues arose on contracts the subsidiary company of “Gazprom” to Finance the project companies.
According to the Chairman of UOKiK Tomas Krusty, the Russian company has repeatedly refused to make the necessary investigation documents. “Gazprom” can not break the law, so the regulator opened a case on the penalty, he said.
In February it became known that the Polish Committee of competition and consumer protection sent a request to the Russian company “Gazprom” for the investigations conducted in relation to power project “Northern stream — 2”.
the Russian company has received notification from the Polish regulator on 15 January. It refers to the provision of information and documents to investigate the case.
the competition authority of Poland in may of 2019 presented “Gazprom” and its five partners in the project “Northern stream — 2” — OMV, Wintershall, Shell, Uniper and Engie allegations of violation of the Antimonopoly legislation of the country due financing the construction of the project. In the end, the pipeline builds a subsidiary company of “Gazprom” Nord Stream AG 2, and European partners the project is financed as lenders.
in the Autumn of 2019, the regulator fined Engie Energy in the amount of 172 million zlotys ($44.7 million)) for failure to provide information required for investigation.