President pushes Sweden link

  • 2007-08-23
  • By Mike Collier
VILNIUS - President Adamkus has reasserted his desire to see an energy link established between Lithuania and Sweden at a meeting with economics minister Vytas Navickas.

The president's office reports that Adamkus told Navickas the link was "a matter of high importance which should not be delayed."

A feasibility study into the project should have been completed by the end of August but has reportedly been delayed.

Adamkus is convinced that Lithuania needs a power connection with Sweden 's involving the proposed new Ignalina nuclear power plant 's as well as the planned links with the other Baltic States, Poland and possibly even Ukraine.

The president also pressed Navickas on what is being done in the case of alternative energy company Geoterma, which is in financial difficulty despite the investment of considerable sums of cash. The head of state encouraged the minister to "take necessary decisions on further activities of the plant" and solve the financial crisis as the costs would be "not that big compared to the sums already spent."