Lithuanian, Estonian PMs to meet in Kaunas

  • 2020-01-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The prime ministers of Lithuania and Estonia, Saulius Skvernelis and Juri Ratas, are due to meet in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas on Friday.

Skvernelis and Ratas are set to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a working lunch. Also, major attention will be given to the upcoming meeting of the Baltic prime ministers in Tallinn on Feb. 7, especially to joint decisions regarding the implementation of the Rail Baltic railway project, the power network synchronization and challenges related to the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus.

The prime ministers will also discuss Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the ongoing negotiations on the EU budget, climate change, and the EU Mobility Package's impact on haulers in the region.

The two premiers will also watch a EuroLeague game between Zalgiris Kaunas and Alba Berlin in Kaunas.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who was initially due to join Skvernelis and Ratas for the meeting, canceled his private visit to Lithuania due to busy agenda and important votes in the country's parliament.