LITHUANIA

BY KEITH NUTHALL
LITHUANIA is trying to pressure the European Union into paying it massive financial support for decommissioning Ignalina nuclear power plant by 2009, which Brussels is demanding as a condition for allowing Vilnius to join the EU. In ongoing accession negotiations, Lithuania claims it cannot afford to carry out the work, estimating that it will cost Euro 3 billion. Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus(CORRECT SPELLING) has said that his government cannot agree to the closure of the second reactor at Ignalina until funding from the EU is ...


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