Energy security will be one of the priority areas of Lithuania, which took over EU’s Presidency on 1 July.
The Lithuanian Presidency, working together with the Commission, to prepare progress reports on the internal EU energy market as well as the external energy policy dimension. High priorities will also be given to the elimination of energy islands, development of the energy infrastructure while implementing the projects of common interest and, integration of the Baltic countries energy systems to the European energy network.
Lithuania joined the EU in 2004 and will be the first Baltic country to assume the Presidency of the EU’s Council. The Lithuanian Presidency is also the first of a Union with 28 member states with Croatia joining the EU the first day of Lithuania's stint.