Poland-Lithuania energy talks rise above politics

By Dariusz Kalan 17 May 2017
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Jaroslav Neverovic (centre) at an ITRE committee meeting. (European Parliament) Jaroslav Neverovic (centre) at an ITRE committee meeting. (European Parliament)

Jaroslav Neverovic, who served as Lithuanian energy minister between 2012 and 2014 and is currently chairman of the board of the Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, talked to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about why the debate on strategic energy issues should be separated from the tense political relations between Poland and Lithuania.

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: Last autumn, Poland’s transmission system operator (TSO) announced that because of ‘technical problems’ it was rerouting the Polish section of the planned gas interconnector with Lithuania – the GIPL project – which is featured on the list of EU Projects of Common Interest and received a €305 million ($338 million) EU grant. Will this cause a delay to the project’s schedule?

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