Portugal talks with Poland and other EU members on the distribution of gas from portuguese port Signsannounced the Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, today, after a pause before a visit to Kyiv, following a meeting with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw.
Costa underlined the “urgency” of accelerating the energy transition in Europe and stressed that Portugal has, among other options, the production of green hydrogen and solar energy to contribute in a sustainable way to the EU’s autonomy. conditions to do so”.
«We need an urgent answer and that is why we are discussing with Poland and other European governments the possibility of using the sign as a transshipment point for intermediate, medium and small size vessels, who can work in the regions of the North Sea and the Baltic», he said in a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Jakob Morawiecki.
Costa calls on Ukraine to join EU
Costa also claimed «Pragmatism for Brussels to speed up Ukraine’s accession process” in the community block.
“27 people should be open-minded enough to know how to get the special status that Ukraine needs,” he said. “Let us focus on being pragmatic and responding to the real needs of Ukraine.”
Portugal, he recalled, It took nine years to complete its accession process As for the EU, Ukraine “asks for an immediate solution”.
The head of the Portuguese government reiterated that the best response for Moscow is to preserve the unity of the European bloc and strengthen NATO’s defensive capability.
He also outlined Poland’s fundamental role in the migration crisis caused by Moscow’s war against Ukraine and announced that Lisbon would allocate up to 50 million euros through Poland to finance humanitarian aid programs for Ukrainian refugees.
“The best weapon we can use to defeat Russia is EU unity” and aid to countries that share a border with Ukraine, he defended.
Costa began a trip on Thursday that took him to Romania and will likely end with a brief visit to Kyiv today.
Portugal is claimed as the gas distribution center in Europe.