On Monday, October 27, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma took part in the official opening of the Lithuanian liquefied natural gas vessel “Independence” in Klaipēda, Lithuania. In her speech the Prime Minister emphasized – the new liquefied gas terminal will reduce the energy isolation of the Baltic States.
On Monday, October 27, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participated in the annual meeting of the Heads of Government of the Baltic and Nordic countries (NB8) in Stockholm, Sweden.
On October 23-24, the Heads of State and Government of the EU states met in Brussels for the annual European Council meeting where they discussed a number of important issues, as well as approved the new composition of the EC. Within the framework of the meeting the European Council agreed on 2030 framework for climate and energy policies and discussed the difficult economic and employment situation in Europe, as well as foreign policy issues.
On Thursday, October 23, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) states agreed on the EU climate and energy policy for 2020-2030. The agreement aims at achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions across the EU by 40% compared to 1990, increasing the efficiency of energy use, as well as greater use of renewable energy resources.