Kubilius warns of electricity war

  • 2013-10-25
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

While commenting on the situation in the electricity market, Lithuania’s Leader of the Opposition Andrius Kubilius said that Lithuania was threatened not only by a milk war, but by an electricity war as well, reports ELTA.

The former prime minister highlighted that one of the reasons for this could be the uncertainty aroundLithuania’s intentions in building a new nuclear power station.

“We have been repeatedly saying that, if Lithuania refuses to build the nuclear power station (..), Russia would have no reason to supply cheap electricity. This is what [Russia] has been doing for several years, in order to bind Lithuania to a supposed cheap electricity supply and to force Lithuania to reject its plans related to the creation of a competitive power generation market. In other words, Lithuania can face not only a milk war, but an electricity war as well,” said Kubilius while giving an interview on radio Ziniu Radijas on Oct. 25.