BAKU – Russia may face tough energy negotiations when Lithuania assumes the rotating EU Presidency in July. Vilnius is already planning to lessen its dependence on Russian gas monopoly Gazprom by finding alternative gas suppliers and will try to boost European energy security.

On 8 April, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius told New Europe in Baku that he had “a good meeting” with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in St Petersburg on 5 April wh...

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