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Lithuanian president: government is responsible for the loss of EU funding for the Rail Baltica signalling system28.08.2015
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite says the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Government are responsible for the loss of European funding for the Rail Baltica signalling system. Moreover, the inability to prepare attractive funding project for Brussels shows poor communication with the European Commission (EC), writes LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation, Lithuania, Railways, Transport
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