Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas says that his country wants to implement the project for synchronizing the Baltic power grids with the continental European network via Poland as soon as possible.
Estonian PM Juri Ratas
© AFP / Scanpix

"We want synchronization works via Poland to be completed as soon as possible," he said at a news conference after a meeting of the prime ministers of the three Baltic countries and Poland in Vilnius on Friday.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told reporters that a final political agreement on the Baltic grids' synchronization should be signed next June in the presence of EU leaders.

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in mid-February called on EU leaders to allocate funds for the synchronization in the bloc's new budget.

The Baltic nations aim to disconnect their grids from the post-Soviet energy system in an effort to reduce their dependence on Russia. Lithuania plans to synchronize its grid with the continental European system by 2025.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Court finds two people guilty of spying for Russia

A Lithuanian court has found two persons guilty of spying for Russia and issued them prison...

Coalition negotiators complete talks but fail to agree on child benefit

Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition ,...

Fake news on military exercise published after several websites were hacked

Fake news on the ongoing military exercise in Lithuania was published on Wednesday when several news...

Remains of last partisan discovered in Vilnius

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas , Lithuania's last partisan who was killed with a gun in...

Government backs EU plan to ensure net-zero emissions by 2050

Lithuania's government on Wednesday decided to join an initiative by other European countries to set a...