Romas Švedas

Lithuania could use European integration arguments to stop Belarus’ N-plant project

Stopping the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus through legal means is hardly possible, but arguments of European integration could be used for this purpose, Romas Švedas, a member of the Implementation Committee of the UN Espoo Convention, said on Monday evening. […]

Mantas Bartuška

Bartuška appointed as CEO of Lithuanian Railways, Švedas as board chairman

Mantas Bartuška, currently CEO of the state-run oil product and liquefied natural gas terminals operator Klaipėdos Nafta (Klaipėda Oil), has been appointed as a new CEO of Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) and Romas Švedas, an independent expert and a former energy minister, has been appointed as chairman of the state railway company’s new management board. […]

Oil fields in Saudi Arabia

Russia-Saudi oil deal not all it seems

With Iran eager to enter the global oil market and both Russia and Saudi Arabia desperate to stay in the game, the two countries’ recent agreement to freeze oil output should be taken with a grain of salt, says Lithuanian energy expert Romas Švedas. […]

Romas Švedas

Former energy vice-minister: Deal with Statoil gives Lithuania a trump card in negotiations with Russia

Last week, Lithuania signed a historic contract of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply with the Norwegian company Statoil. Even if the price of gas set by Statoil will be somewhat higher than the one Lithuania pays now, it is important that, for the first time in history, the country has an alternative to Russian gas, says Romas Švedas, former deputy minister of energy and lecturer at the International Relations and Political Science Institute of Vilnius University (VU TSPMI). […]