Brussels gets tough on Ignalina

  • 1999-03-25
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - In some of the most strongly worded language to date, the head of the European Commission's delegation to Lithuania told journalists March 17 that the Baltic country will not be invited to start European Union membership talks unless it agrees to the early closure of the Ignalina nuclear power plant.Several weeks ago the EC proposed that Lithuania create a joint group of experts to evaluate the expenses of closure of Ignalina, but Vilnius gave no answer, according to Henrik Schmiegelow, the EC's delegation head in Lithuania. "Experts in Brussels have already prepared their suitcas...
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