Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Grybauskaitė to discuss energy, border protection and UK’s reforms with EU council

On Thursday, 17 December, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will travel to Brussels to attend a European Council meeting and discuss additional measures to manage the migration crisis, including the setting up of a European Border and Coast Guard. European leaders will also exchange views on how to strengthen the EU’s energy union and will address EU reforms proposed by the United Kingdom, the presidency said. […]


Electricity consumers in western Lithuania to test NordBalt link

In late November, 24,000 Lithuanian consumers will receive electricity from Sweden for the first time. During a half an hour special test when the Lithuanian electricity system operator Litgrid is planning to verify the NordBalt black-start feature, the residents in Klaipėda and Šilutė districts will be provided with electricity from a single source – the Lithuanian and Swedish interconnector NordBalt, Litgrid reports. […]


Energy security projects cast doubt on NPP project in Lithuania

The NordBalt submarine power cable between Lithuania and Sweden, which is due to start functioning by the end of 2015, casts doubts on whether Lithuania still needs a nuclear power plant. […]

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NordBalt to provide more energy security for 6m people in Baltics

Two months remain until the completion of the biggest joint Swedish and Lithuanian project NordBalt. In December the electricity produced in Scandinavia will be transmitted directly to Lithuania for the first time in history. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden along with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė evaluated the NordBalt implementation progress while visiting the construction site of the NordBalt high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in Klaipėda. […]

Lithuanian president: Swedish royal visit is consolidation of bonds between the countries

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden who are on a three-day state visit in Lithuania. During their meeting, the president and the Swedish royal couple discussed the results and prospects of long-standing and close bilateral cooperation. This is the second state visit by the King and Queen of Sweden in our country after 23 years, the presidential press service said. […]

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Minister Masiulis: NordBalt opens Scandinavian electricity market surplus for Lithuania and Latvia

The 453-kilometer long 700 megawatt NordBalt power interconnection is one of the most important projects in the history of Baltic countries’ energy sectors. Although the submarine cable is laid between the coasts of Lithuania and Sweden, the project will equally benefit to Lithuania and Latvia,” said the Minister of Energy, Rokas Masiulis, to Latvian reporters during a meeting in Klaipėda. […]

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NordBalt cable laying works in Baltic Sea finished

The Topaz Installer cable laying vessel has finished her work. In just a year and two months, with short interruptions, she laid 400 kilometres of NordBalt cable onto the bottom of the Baltic Sea. 90 percent of the link construction works have already been completed, reports energy company Litgrid. […]

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Sweden backs Lithuanian protest against Russia’s conduct near NordBalt

Sweden on Thursday stated support to the Lithuanian protest over the conduct of Russian military vessels in the Baltic Sea, which impeded the laying of a NordBalt power cable between Lithuania and Sweden. […]

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Final stretch of NordBalt cable to be laid under Baltic Sea

On Thursday, the works on laying the NordBalt cable resumed in the Baltic Sea. The last 150 kilometres will be laid by the end of this summer, the Ministry of Energy reports. […]