Several projects that are important for Lithuania, such as the Baltic power grids' synchronization with the Continental European system, Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL), Via Baltica, Rail Baltica and the Viking shuttle train service, are on a list of priority infrastructure projects approved by leaders of the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas region, the Lithuanian president's office said on Tuesday.
Rail Baltica
© nuotr.

The list will help link together 12 countries in the region via modern energy, transport and digital interconnections and will give Lithuania an additional opportunity to secure support from the nations for these projects and to promote cooperation between public, business and financial institutions, it said in a press release.

"There more interconnections there are in Europe, the less fragmented and the more resilient and safer we are," Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is taking part in the summit in Bucharest, said in the press release.

"Modern energy, transport and digital interconnections not only help strengthen European integration and regional economic progress, but are crucial to ensuring the security of the countries as well," she said.

The leaders placed special emphasis on the development of electricity and gas interconnections, which will help diversify energy sources and supply routes and develop markets, Grybauskaitė said.

This means both a stronger energy union in the EU and the bloc's higher resilience to external energy pressures, she added.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Prosecutors: Ambassador to Russia might have committed official misconduct

Lithuanian prosecutors have changed the status of the country's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus...

Police launches probe into journalist Cerniauskas' actions

Lithuania's police has launched a pre-trial investigation into the actions of journalist Sarunas...

Foreign Minister: due to Russia's violations of international law a crisis point in reached

On 16-17 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a session...

Opposition say won't dance to Karbauskis' tune

Statements by Ramunas Karbauskis , leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), about...

Grybauskaite to attend Ukrainian President’s inauguration

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Kyiv on Monday, May 20, to attend the inauguration of...