Why ain't money just enough? don't think Germany is forced to sign these kinda unfavourable contracts...
What has Germany got to do with Poland agreeing a business deal with Russia? It has nothing to do with it. Russia has got every right to charge whatever price they want - and to negotiate whatever terms they want. It's called business.
Exactly... and this is what i call using energy as a weapon.
It's not a weapon. If Poland doesn't want to pay the costs, then she has to find an alternative fuel supply. It's rather simple - if you can't afford to pay your supplier, then you have to find an alternative or go without.
Could you enlighten me about Poland paying less then their western neighbours?
It's what people like you want to see. I still haven't figured out why you should get a special deal from Russia.
It's a tricky question since Poland got aloot of bad history with Germany and Russia.
What's tricky about it? Poland wants to buy gas, Russia wants to sell gas. Poland wants stability in supplies, Russia wants stability in revenues - everyone is happy. You know, with this deal, there's no risk of the gas being turned off in winter because of some politician deciding that he wants to stand up to Russia for domestic credibility. And that's good, right?
they are just after the gas and don't really care if it goes through Poland or russia, the cheaper the better
Well yes, that's called good business sense. Every business seeks to minimise costs.
they are after control
It's their resource to use as they see fit. Big companies use their control as weapons all the time - it's really nothing new in the world. The UK and Ireland used to use fish as a weapon against Germany to get what they wanted from the EU - really, it's their right to do so.
And then the historical facts comes into place and this is something that is easy to ignore aslong you ain't Poland...
Which is why Poland wants to sign a long term agreement on gas supplies so that a Belarus/Ukraine situation doesn't happen here. Is it really that difficult to understand?
Russia doesn't care about who buys the gas - all Russia cares about is getting a good price. Seriously, if you actually lived in Poland, you might actually understand this a bit better.