EU keeps up heat on Ignalina

  • 1999-03-11
VILNIUS (BNS) - European Union officials are keeping the pressure on Lithuania to close its Ignalina nuclear power plant. This time, the EU has suggested it may oppose inviting Lithuania to membership talks at the Helsinki summit later this year if a concrete schedule for the closure of Ignalina is not established by mid-year.EU financial assistance for projects currently being carried out in Lithuania may also be reduced, according to European Commission officials, speaking to a group of Lithuanian MPs in Brussels late last week.A Parliament press service report says that European Commissi...
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