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The expensive Vistula Canal, the “Polish Suez Canal”

The expensive Vistula Canal, the “Polish Suez Canal”

On September 17, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, accompanied by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice party, gathered in Nowy Swiat, in northeastern Poland, to inaugurate in grand pumps the Vistula Canal. This 1300 meter long infrastructure now connects the Vistula Lagoon to the Bay of Gdansk in the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Russian ports of the neighboring enclave of Kaliningrad.

The date of this inauguration was not chosen at random, it coincides with the“anniversary of the invasion of Poland by the USSR” in 1939, recalls the economic daily Gazeta Prawna, “which, in the context of the war in Ukraine, is of additional importance”, adds the log.

If the government hastened to celebrate its “refound” sovereignty near Russian waters in this corner of Poland, the publication specifies that “the dredging of the channel on the lagoon of the Vis

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