Case at the European Commission

The Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian electricity transmission system operators, which are owned by their respective states, have signed an agreement on the unified use of the Baltic electricity infrastructure. The concluded agreement gives priority to the transmission of the energy produced by the producers established within the Baltic States. Motieka & Audzevičius represented an independent electricity supplier which has suffered damages due to the mentioned agreement as its right to import cheaper electricity from third countries has been restricted. As the agreements on the limitation of imports from third countries are prohibited by the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, and owing to the fact that Member States must comply with the principle of an open market economy with free competition, a claim to the European Commission was submitted regarding the infringement of EU law.

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