The effect of Russia's restrictions on imports of agricultural produce and food products on Lithuania's economy will be small but the country will look for ways to help the business sector, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says.
Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė says that the country's milk and meat producers would be the most affected by Russia's ban on importing agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions on Moscow.
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.