The International Herald Tribune published an Associated Press story dated 10 November 2006 titled Poland considers nuclear power to reduce dependence on Russian energy.
According to the story, Poland is more worried than most of its European neighbors about the long term implications of continuing to depend on Russia, which has so far refused to sign agreements that would make its energy industry more transparent.
Poland disagrees with the majority of EU countries on how to deal with Russia’s crucial energy supplies. It wants the bloc to take a hard line with Moscow, requiring more access for foreign investors and secure supplies for western European countries. The EU and Russia are due to hold a summit on Nov. 24.
At an October EU summit in Finland, Putin dodged EU demands to ratify the charter that would regulate transit and investment in the energy sector and allow for market competition between foreign and independent companies.
Given what I know about the history of the relationship between the two countries, I can understand why Poland is cautious and concerned.