SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
ON THE ENSURING OF ENERGY SECURITY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
IN IMPLEMENTING TRANS-EUROPEAN GAS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
29 September 2005 Vilnius
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has received with concern the news of an agreement signed on 8 September this year between Russia and Germany, the implementation whereof would result in the construction of a gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to connect Germany and Russia.
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania regrets that the interests of other European Union Member States were not taken into consideration when supporting and signing this agreement.
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania states that this is solely a bilateral agreement which does not conform to the priorities of the development of EU trans-European energy networks, which are currently being considered by the Council and the European Parliament.
Having regard thereto, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania:
- invites the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission to work actively for all European Union Member States to be properly integrated in the trans-European energy network and their energy security and diversification of energy resources to be ensured in such a manner;
- urges the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, through close collaboration with the governments of Poland and the Baltic states, to continue making every effort to adequately represent the interests of the Republic of Lithuania in the negotiations currently in progress on a Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and to implement the Amber gas pipeline project, which is of importance to the Republic of Lithuania, or other project concerning the integration of Lithuania’s gas pipeline networks in the common European energy system by co-operating with all governments of the European Union Member States concerned.
CHAIRMAN OF THE SEIMAS
OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA ARTŪRAS PAULAUSKAS