Why Lithuanian Energy Ministry should not be closed?
Justinas Juozaitis | the Lithuania Tribune
Friday, November 11, 2016
The winner of Parliamentary elections in Lithuania, Peasant and Greens Union, together with their coalition partner, Social Democratic Party, aims to erase Energy Ministry from Lithuanian political landscape.
Exiting the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Energy
The Lithuanian and Swedish electricity markets should be connected by the second interconnection, NordBalt 2, by 2025, while the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project should be frozen, suggests a new energy strategy worked out by the outgoing Lithuanian Energy Ministry and presented by Minister Rokas Masiulis on Tuesday
The new Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas does not deny the possibility that in negotiations to disconnect from the so-called BRELL ring there could be tensions, but states that Russia understands the goals of Lithuania and other Baltic States perfectly well.