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2018 07 04
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Belarus Must Ensure Nuclear Safety not on Paper, but by Implementing all of the Recommendations in Practice

On the 4th of July the European Commission (EC) published the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter – Astravets NPP) stress test report. According to Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Belarus must rectify all deviations from international and...

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2018 06 22
Seimas Approves Progressive and Innovative Lithuanian Energy Strategy

On the 21 st June, the Seimas approved the revised National Energy Independence Strategy (hereinafter – the Strategy). The Strategy provides for four main directions of Lithuanian energy policy – energy security, the development of green energy, efficient energy consumption, and competitiveness and innovation.

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2018 06 18
Lithuanian–Dutch Forum on Sustainable Energy in Vilnius

A high-level Lithuanian-Dutch bilateral forum on sustainable and efficient energy organised by the Embassy of the Netherlands in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Enterprise Lithuania has taken place in Vilnius on the 15th of June. President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who was on a state visit to...

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2018 06 13
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Lithuania Supports Ambitious EU Renewable Energy Targets

On 11 June, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended a meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Luxembourg. The Council continued negotiations on European Union targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2030, as well as on the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy...

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2018 06 12
Statement Regarding Infrastructure Projects Important for Synchronization of the Electricity Network with Europe

Upon the emergence of misleading interpretations regarding reconstruction of the North-East Lithuanian (hereinafter – N-EL) transmission network, the Ministry of Energy confirms once again, that the purpose of this project is synchronization of the electricity network with the grid of Western Europe. This...

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2018 05 24
Green light is on for a strategic gas pipeline between Lithuania and Poland

Lithuanian and Polish gas transmission system operators (TSOs) AB Amber Grid and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. have signed a grid Connection Agreement on Thursday to invest into Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) thus starting a construction stage of the project.

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2018 05 17
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Each Country is Looking for its Future Energy Success Story

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended the 10 th  European Economic Congress that was held in Katowice, Poland this week. Together with Polish Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski, European Parliament member Claude Turmes, and representatives of the major Polish and...

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2018 05 16
Lithuania has joined the largest energy innovation network in Europe

Lithuanian Ministry of Energy becomes the first of a kind partner within InnoEnergy’s network – Europe’s largest sustainable energy accelerator. Strengthening ties aims to connect local ecosystem with best European innovators and provide better access to international network of investors, experts, corporations and customers.

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2018 04 26
Lithuanian and Ukrainian Ministers of Energy: Nord Stream 2 – threat for the European Union and EU solidarity

Lithuanian Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Ukrainian Minister of Energy Ihor Nasalyk signed a joint statement on the threats from the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline planned to be laid through the Baltic Sea. With this political document, strong support to the crucial goals of the Energy Union –...

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2018 04 24
Members of Parliament of Georgia and Ukraine showed interest in the experience of Lithuania in energy sector

On 23 April, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met the Members of Parliament of Georgia and Ukraine who showed interest in the Lithuanian experience in implementing projects securing energy independence and reorienting the country towards renewable energy.

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2018 04 19
Renewable energy, Ignalina NPP decommissioning and energy security on the agenda of Energy Minister’s visit in Berlin

On April 16-18, the Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas visited Berlin to take part in an international conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018”. At bilateral meetings with German politicians and the representatives of the government, the Lithuanian minister discussed the...

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2018 04 11
LNG terminal in Klaipėda to remain the main leverage over gas prices after 2024

Today, April 11, the experts of Pöyry Management Consulting, an international consulting and engineering company, presented an independent economic analysis of the long-term liquefied natural gas import solution to the Republic of Lithuania. The study  deals with two key questions – a re Lithuania’s best interests served by having an LNG...

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