Outcome of Lithuania-Gazprom dispute shouldn't influence EU decision

Lithuania's failure to win a dispute against Gazprom over too high natural gas prices should not influence the European Commission's decision in its antitrust probe into the Russian gas giant's operations, Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis.
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