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Monday, 15.09.2014, 12:26
Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with newly appointed Norwegian Ambassador to Lithuania Dag Malmer Halvorsen in Vilnius on 9 September and discussed bilateral issues, as well as international agenda, informs LETA/ELTA the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Gas, Legislation, Lithuania
For the time being, Israel may consider exporting natural gas only to Southern Europe, while the possibility of importing it to Lithuania is not yet on the table, said Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his working visit to Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.
The European Union (EU) has agreed on new sanctions against Russia but is waiting a "few days" before implementing them, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said on Monday, informs LETA, referring to DPA/AFP.
On the closing day of the submission of applications, an energy company group from Lithuania, most likely UAB Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), submitted a non-binding application to acquire from the German concern E.On Ruhrgas International 47.23% of the Latvian national gas company Latvijas Gaze shares, a business daily Verslo Zinios website vz.lt has written.
Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry estimates that if Russia stopped gas deliveries, Estonia would have enough natural gas only to last five days, since the gas stored for winter in the Latvian Incukalns reservoirs belongs fully the Russian gas concern Gazprom, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.
Lithuania is an obstacle to almost the entire range of joint energy projects of the Baltic States, former Economy Ministry State Secretary, now For Latvia's Development's premier candidate, Juris Puce, says in an interview with the newspaper Neatkariga, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian-Polish gas link project should be implemented in 2020-2024, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius predicts, cites LETA/ELTA.