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EU Member States will not ignore the principle of fairness in their combat against climate change


Friday, December 11, Brussels - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė who attended the European Council meeting in Brussels pointed out that the EU Member States would not ignore the principle of fairness in their fight against consequences of climate change.

The President of Lithuania welcomes the fact that the European Council has taken into consideration Lithuania's request to stipulate that in the framework of the EU's commitment to contribute financially to compensations to third countries for the reduction of pollution, the EU Member States will pay according to their individual financial capacities.

"The fact that Lithuania's share in the total amount of nearly 2.5 billion euros to be contributed by the European Union is only one million euros is a fair agreement, especially bearing in mind that the EU's assistance to Lithuania totals up to five billion litas annually," President Dalia Grybauskaitė said.

The EU leaders have also discussed the European Union's economic development plan for the period until 2020 which will be given special attention in the coming European Council meeting in March 2010.

"I have underlined that at that time Lithuania will demand that electricity connection projects so important for us as they guarantee energy security be continued and supported by the EU. I have already been assured by leaders of many other states that Lithuania's interests will be taken into account," the President said.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.12.11 15:15