Lithuanian government to consider ways to use 1.4bn it may win from Gazprom

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Lithuania’s government is starting to discuss ways to spend approximately 1.4 billion euros, which it may receive as compensation from Gazprom if the Stockholm arbitration court sides with Lithuania in its dispute with the Russian gas giant.
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