The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Lithuanian support to energy company AB Lietuvos Energija may have unduly favoured the company and distorted competition in the Single Market, in the context of a strategic reserve measure.
In 2016, after receiving a formal complaint alleging that the measure was incompatible with EU State aid rules, the Commission concluded that the measure constituted State aid. The next step is to investigate further to determine whether its initial concerns are confirmed.