Baltic and Polish ministers to convene in Vilnius to discuss swine fever
Monday, July 28, 2014
Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė has invited her counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Poland to come to Vilnius on Wednesday. The officials plan to discuss the consequences of the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and ways to help farmers.
Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė
Estonia and Lithuania have so far failed to agree on how the Baltic power grids are to be synchronized with the Western European system and a memorandum of understanding will not be signed during the EU summit on Thursday, as planned, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said, adding that this might be done later this year.
The Baltic prime ministers say that their countries are ready for Zapad, a major military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September, and feel safe after NATO partners have deployed additional capabilities in the region.
Two terminals could operate on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea controlled by the three Baltic states – in Lithuania's Klaipėda and in Estonia, which could build a small terminal, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Friday. In his words, the two terminals would supplement each other along with the Inčukalns gas storage facility in Latvia.