European solidarity on Energy: Synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the European system strengthens security of supply

Today at a special ceremony in Brussels, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis and the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki will sign the Political Roadmap on the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks with the continental European network.

This follows the meeting on 22 March 2018, where President Juncker and the same Leaders gave the synchronisation project a renewed impetus. President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Since the beginning of our mandate my Commission has been committed to have full integration of the Baltic States grids with the rest of Europe. It is our duty and a question of necessity for the Baltic States and for the Union. In this Roadmap we set the target date of 2025 for the full synchronisation. When people are in sync, things work out well. Today we are witnessing a project where we decided to work together and in sync towards a common goal. With patience, hard work and a spirit of compromise we managed to find European solutions that are built on solidarity and strengthen our Union.” The synchronisation of the Baltic States with the European electricity system isa cornerstone and one of the most emblematic projects of the Energy Union and a concrete expression of solidarity in energy security. The synchronisation process is crucial to complete the integration of the Baltic States with the European energy system. It will constitute a major contribution to the unity and energy security of the European Union. The signing ceremony will take place at 14:30 CET, IP/18/4284 and MEMO/18/4285 will be available.