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Lithuania and Estonia agreed to seek more funding from the EU budget for the Baltic States

2020-07-09

President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas of Estonia. During the conversation, the President and the Prime Minister discussed the most topical issues, including the preparation for the forthcoming negotiations at the European Council meeting on July 17, safety of the Ostravets NPP and the progress of the power grid synchronization with continental Europe as well as fight against disinformation and attempts to rewrite the history.

Negotiating positions of the member states on the multiannual financial framework and the funding of the European Recovery Fund were also addressed. The leaders agreed to seek convergence of direct payments to farmers, increased funding for the cohesion policy and the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. Both leaders pointed out the importance of securing more funds for military mobility.

The President and the Prime Minister discussed nuclear safety in the region and the implementation progress of the synchronization project of the Baltic power grid with continental Europe. The President thanked Estonia for the support in raising the safety issue of the Ostravets NPP in the EU as well as the support for the initiative to prevent electricity generated by unsafe power plants from entering the EU internal market.  

During the conversation, the leaders also agreed to actively cooperate in combating Russia’s attempts to rewrite history, rehabilitate the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and secret protocols, thus trying to mislead the Western society and question the foundations of international law.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.07.09 14:50

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