Prime Minister: Lithuania and Sweden will continue to promote the EHU project


2017 11 21


Today, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with Urban Ahlin, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament Riksdag.
“I am pleased with the dynamic development in our bilateral relations and the close political contacts. We will never forget Sweden’s invaluable support for the consolidation of Lithuania’s sovereignty and the integration in the European Union. Sweden is an extremely important and reliable Lithuania’s partner in the cooperation in the areas of economy, energy, regional security and defence”, said the Head of Government.
Saulius Skvernelis emphasized Lithuania’s appreciation for Sweden's contribution to strengthening cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries. One of the most striking examples of this is Sweden’s leadership in coordinating the activities of the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius.
“As you may be aware of, on October 31, the EHU was transferred, through Government resolution, to newly refurbished premises of the former Augustine monastery in Vilnius downtown. We attribute a great attention to the EHU, as this project is important not only for the Belarusian youth, it also has a special meaning in the regional context”, noted the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister pointed out Sweden’s importance as the largest investor in Lithuania, being also one of the largest job creators in the market. “We would encourage you to continue investment projects in finance, manufacturing, engineering, science, innovation and other fields, particularly so when having in mind our planned taxation changes that will be very attractive for investors”,  said Saulius Skvernelis.
The Riksdag Speaker, in turn, emphasized the importance of the efforts taking further the EHU activities, noting Lithuania’s significant support for this project. The guest commended Lithuania’s progress and efforts both domestically and internationally.
The interlocutors also discussed the issues of Astravas NPP, the synchronization of the Baltic electricity networks and the regional security, and the need to ensure adequate funding for the closure of the Ignalina NPP.