EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simsun said on Thursday that Russia, by shutting down gas in Poland and Bulgaria, had shown it was not a reliable trading partner.

There is an ongoing debate in the European Parliament about energy security and solidarity in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Three weeks ago, Russia turned off the taps for Bulgaria and Poland. We all feel the consequences. Russia is not a reliable trading partner. Yesterday (Wednesday – ed.), the Commission presented the REPowerEU plan, which proposes how to end the use of Russian fossil fuels in our system and switch to clean energy

– Simson said in the context of Gazprom cutting off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

– It is not a good idea to switch from one import to another. Not the point. We handle our raw materials differently. We must also remember that our politics severely affects Ukraine and our neighbors. (…) We must be the masters of our energy system, be responsible for it and also be a model for the rest of the world. This is our goal. Current events are unpredictable, so act fast

– Suppose Estonian.

The head of the Polish government, the Law and Justice Party, Member of the European Parliament, Beata Szydlo also spoke.

– We have already adopted several packages of sanctions against Russia, we continue to meet and say that it does not work. So we need competence and, above all, solidarity

– She said.

She stressed that “solidarity is now a key word and a major action.”

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Some European leaders cannot act as if they care more about supporting Putin than Ukraine and fulfilling the commitments we made in the European Union. New steps cannot be taken, new sanctions drafted and not adhered to. It is the duty of all of us to implement these projects and ideas that are being prepared constantly and quickly

– She resumed.

Source:, PAP