PM in Lithuania: energy and transport connections form part of our security ({{commentsTotal}})

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Speaking at the meeting of the prime ministers of the three Baltic states in Lithuania, Prime Minister Rõivas said on Monday that joint Baltic infrastructure and energy projects have enhanced security in the region.

According to Prime Minister Rõivas, the Rail Baltic project and energy connections are a clear priority for the three Baltic states. "Independence and good links to Europe enhance security in our region," he said.

The Baltic prime ministers decided to give the go ahead for the transnational Rail Baltic agreement as soon as possible and to submit it to the Baltic heads of government for discussion in June 2016.

In commenting on the launch of other interconnections – the NordBalt submarine cable linking Sweden to Lithuania and the LitPol Link between Poland and Lithuania – Rõivas said that the launch of the two additional energy interconnections means a better security of supply for Estonia and downward pressure on energy prices.

The issue of security focuses on preparations for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, the state of play regarding the Eastern Partnership and aligning the three countries' positions on migration and on reinforcing the security of the European Union’s external borders. According to Rõivas, we need to bear in mind that the security situation in the world has become unpredictable and will not improve anytime in the near future.

"Our efforts should focus on preparing for the NATO Summit in Warsaw to ensure the continued presence of our allies. The coordination of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian positions before the Warsaw Summit is paramount," Rõivas emphasized.

Rõivas, the Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma and the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius met within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers on December 14 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Editor: M. Oll



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