Veolia's suit against Lithuania is 'distraction', energy minister says

Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis says that the arbitration case to be filed against Lithuania by the French group Veolia is a distraction tactic, adding that the government might counter-sue over violations by its subsidiary Vilniaus Energija.
Rokas Masiulis
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