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Dr Evan Ellis downloadAn exploration of the People's Republic of China (PRC) engagement with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) including Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, by Professor R Evan Ellis. See next page

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Lithuania announced on March 2 that it will lease a Norwegian Floating Storage and Regasification Unit in 2014. The unit, an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG)
degasification ship, theoretically could provide more than enough natural gas to meet Lithuania's needs. The relatively new technology, which is mobile and able to
be leased, helps small countries avoid the large up-front costs of building LNG facilities and thus could change the energy landscape for coastal countries in Russia's periphery. However, Moscow will retain significant influence over Lithuania's energy supplies in the near term.

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