Commissioner Šemeta at the EU-Russia Border Crossing
20 May 2011 Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Algirdas Šemeta has visited Panemune-Sovetsk border crossing between Lithuania and Russia. At the external border of the EU he got insights in the trade flows and impressions on fighting fraud, smuggling and other illegal activities.
This visit was an opportunity to confirm the strong commitment of the Commission to take active steps to facilitate trade flows with Russia. During his meetings with the people working at the border crossing Commissioner also got valuable insights for finalising an Eastern border action plan to fight smuggling.