Poland risks open conflict with the European Commission over the signing of a gas imports contract with Russia scheduled for 29 October, leads Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has asked Warsaw to send the agreement by 28 October to decide whether it complies with EU law, the daily reports. The Commission wants to allay fears that the deal, which increases Polish gas imports from Russia from 7.45 to 10.27 billion cubic metres annually until 2022, could restrict access for other operators to the Polish leg of the pipeline, in breach of EU rules. The Polish government has so far refused to comply on the grounds that this is a bilateral agreement. "The European Commission should not demand the details of the contract as they are confidential," industry expert Andrzej Szczęśniak told the daily.