Remigijus Lapinskas

Lithuanian to head up World Bioenergy Association

Remigijus Lapinskas was elected as the new president of the World Bionenergy Association in Istanbul. For many years Mr. Lapinskas has headed the Lithuanian biomass energy association Litbioma. “The fact that I was elected to […]

Nord Stream

Can Nord Stream 2 be stopped?

Nord Stream 2, the controversial Russian-German pipeline project, is generating fierce opposition in Central and Eastern Europe as well as from the European Parliament and the European Commission. But could the opponents of the pipeline, owned 50% by Gazprom and 50% by some of the largest Western European companies, stop the project? […]

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European Union

Eight EU countries sign letter to Juncker on Nord Stream 2

Leaders of eight European Union countries, including the Baltic states, have sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticizing plans for Nord Stream 2, a second underwater gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

The Prime Minister who cried “Russia”

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius claims that the teachers’ trade unions on strike in Lithuania could have been influenced or inspired by Russia has attracted considerable attention. When describing how some members of the teachers’ trade unions attended certain conferences in Russia, the prime minister rhetorically asked, “Who can deny that, after that, some of their suggestions and desires are implemented here in Lithuania?” […]


Statoil’s rising LNG market share ‘good sign for consumers’ in Lithuania

The increasing share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Lithuanian market and the decreasing dependence on Russian gas is a good sign for consumers in Lithuania, according to analysts. […]