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The President: EU funding enables more rapid synchronization

2020-10-01

President Gitanas Nausėda, Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on the sidelines of the European Council in Brussels. The meeting focused on the progress made in synchronizing the Baltic power grids with continental Europe via Poland.

The leaders of the three Baltic countries and Poland thanked the President of the European Commission for her efficient supervision of the project and firm position in negotiating the multiannual financial framework and relevant allocations for synchronization.

“The European Commission’s contribution to ensuring the integration of Baltic electricity networks into the European Union as well as yesterday’s decision by the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) to allocate a total of 720 million euros for the synchronization project is of strategic importance to its successful implementation. The Baltic States and Poland are determined to speed up the project and to complete it by 2025 at the latest,” the President said.

The President also underscored the threat posed by the unsafe nuclear power facility in Ostrovets and welcomed the decision of the Baltic countries not to trade in the unsafely generated electricity from the moment that the Ostrovets nuclear power plant is launched into operation. 

 

The President‘s Communication Group

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