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Title: (S/NF) KUDOS AND FOLLOWUP QUESTIONS ON BALTIC

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09STATE479182009-05-11 21:28:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Secretary of State
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SUBJECT: (S/NF)  KUDOS AND FOLLOWUP QUESTIONS ON BALTIC 
ENERGY INTERCONNECTIONS (C-RE9-00969) 
 
REF: USEU BRUSSELS 000311 
 
Classified By: SUZANNE MCCORMICK, DIR., INR/OPS.  REASON:  1.4(C). 
 
¶1.  (C/NF)  WASHINGTON ANALYSTS WOULD LIKE TO SEND KUDOS TO 
POST FOR THE VERY INSIGHTFUL REFTEL ON BALTIC ENERGY 
INTERCONNECTIONS, WHICH WILL BE USED IN FINISHED PRODUCTS. 
ANALYSTS WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ADDITIONAL REPORTING ON EU 
ASSISTANCE TO JOINT BALTIC ENERGY PROJECTS IF THIS 
INFORMATION CAN BE ACQUIRED IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS. 
ADDITIONALLY, ANALYSTS WOULD APPRECIATE BIOGRAPHIC 
INFORMATION ON ANY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PART OF THE EUROPEAN 
COMMISSION'S HIGH-LEVEL GROUP SET UP TO HELP ESTONIA, LATVIA, 
AND LITHUANIA, AS WELL AS THEIR BALTIC SEA NEIGHBORS, DEVELOP 
AN INTERCONNECTION PLAN TO IMPROVE ENERGY SECURITY, AS TIME 
AND RESOURCES PERMIT. THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP US 
POLICYMAKERS UNDERSTAND WHOM TO REACH OUT TO CONCERNING 
BALTIC ENERGY SECURITY. THANK YOU AND REGARDS FROM WASHINGTON. 
 
¶A.  (SBU)  ARE THERE ANY OTHER KEY PLAYERS IN THE EU DEALING 
WITH BALTIC ENERGY SECURITY ISSUES THAT US POLICYMAKERS 
SHOULD BE AWARE OF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE THESE INDIVIDUALS. 
 
¶B.  (SBU)  HOW WILL THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION IN JUNE 
2009 AND THE NOMINATION OF A NEW EU COMMISSIONER FOR ENERGY 
AFFECT THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION'S HIGH-LEVEL GROUP? 
 
¶2.  (U)  PLEASE CITE C-RE9-00969 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF 
REPORTING IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS. 
CLINTON