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Opposition leader at the Lithuanian parliament, MP Andrius Kubilius, says the judgement of the Constitutional Court has at last safeguarded the LNG terminal.
Andrius Kubilius
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Kubilius, who at the court defended legal provisions adopted by the previous Government and the Seimas, says the case is exceptional because it was initiated by fertiliser factory Achema, which is benefiting from the LNG terminal but had refused to pay for it.

"Members of Parliament who appealed to the Constitutional Court in my opinion were simply used by Achema. Although Achema wishes to procrastinate paying the supplement (additional security supplement - ELTA), but such possibility no longer exists," said Kubilius.

According to the leader of the Opposition, various hurdles were faced when the LNG terminal project was being implemented, but now they have been cleared.

Kubilius said that the conservative Government made a political decision, planned and started constructing the LNG terminal. It also carried out the gas sector reform so that the terminal could operate. According to Kubilius, all the time the previous Government had to fend off Gazprom and local initiatives aimed against the terminal. He added that the LNG terminal was finally protected from the parties of the current government which appealed to the Constitutional Court.

Three applicants appealed to the Constitutional Court - a group of members of the Seimas, the Court of Appeal of Lithuania and Vilnius Regional Administrative Court.

As reported, the Constitutional Court pronounced on Friday that the Law on the LNG Terminal is compatible with the Constitution.

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