Meanwhile, Ignas Staskevicius, CEO of privately-owned NDX Energija, whichalso owns a stake in Leo LT, told the reporters that the shareholders shouldnot interfere in pricing matters, which should be settled by the boards ofenergy companies and the prices watchdog.
"As a representative of NDX Energija, which is a minority shareholder ofLeo LT, I do not make any evaluations of the questions related with prices.I think that we, as shareholders, should not be involved in thedetermination of electricity prices," he said.
In Staskevicius' opinion, the situation of the government was rathercomplicated in this case since the state was the shareholder of Leo LT andthe regulator of energy sector, too.
The Economy Ministry has asked Leo LT to leave the rates of servicesrendered by Lietuvos Energija, VST and RST unchanged, in which case theprices of electricity for households would only increase by 3 cents per 1kWh.
The government and NDX Energija own 61.7 percent and 38.3 percent of LeoLT, respectively.