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In blow to Lithuania, natural gas excluded in EU’s transition fund

Monday, June 29, 2020

In a blow to Lithuania and seven other countries, natural gas will not be part of the EU’s decarbonisation fund. EurActiv reports from Brussels. European Union countries agreed on Wednesday that the bloc’s flagship fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects, despite calls from some Eastern countries for gas to be eligible for EU funding. The European Commission, the EU’s executive, wants…

Move to sack Seimas speaker fails in blow to ruling party leader

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A vote to remove the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, failed when only a few MPs showed up for it on Tuesday night. Eleven out of 141 lawmakers took part in a secret ballot and three voted in favour of dismissing Pranckietis, seven were against and one ballot paper was invalidated. At least 71 votes are needed to pass a no-confidence motion. The move is seen as a…