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European Union

EC proposal calls for more power to intervene in member states’ gas supply agreements

The European Commission has presented a package of proposals to ensure the Eropean Union’s energy security, including a measure allowing the EC to review and block member states’ agreements with third-country gas suppliers if they threaten other members’ energy security. […]

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European Union

Energy union, the EU’s next revolution

Big changes often seem to move forward painfully slowly, while the most sweeping of them get triggered by steps no one thought very consequential. It is especially true of the policies of the European Union with its notoriously cumbersome decision-making procedures and contradictory interests. Could the energy union be its next big thing? […]

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Energy

Russia’s hold on the Baltics loosens

Lithuania is set to open a floating liquid natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Klaipėda on 27 October. The LNG terminal, once fully operational, will play a significant role in reducing Lithuania and other Baltic states’ energy dependence on Russia. This will weaken Russia’s use of energy as a political tool in the Baltics, and in turn offer some limited protection for the Baltic countries in the standoff between Moscow and the West. […]

Energy

President Grybauskaitė: Lithuania has proven that it can built LNG facility by itself

Lithuania has proven that, despite being a small country, it can build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and to ensure its energy independence without anyone’s help, the president has said. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: Looking into the Far East – how Japan might affect our energy security

Once Japan restarts its nuclear capabilities, it will reduce its reliance on LNG. As a result, global LNG prices should drop, benefiting European states that are eyeing LNG as an alternative to Russian gas. This is particularly crucial for such Eastern European states as Lithuania and Poland that have placed great hopes in their liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Klaipėda and Świnoujście. […]