Vilnius signs nuclear plant agreement with Warsaw

  • 2007-03-05
  • From wire reports
The prime ministers of Lithuania and Poland have signed a political agreement on the building of new nuclear reactors in Lithuania.
The government leaders, Gediminas Kirkilas and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, also agreed to explore the possibilities of connecting their gas transportation grids, and urged Germany to develop a uniform European Union energy policy.
The agreement highlights the significance of cooperation between Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia to build a new nuclear plant, which will now also involve the Polish power company Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE)
Lithuania and Poland also confirmed their intentions to speed up the building of bilateral power bridge and invited Estonia's and Latvia's energy companies to join the project.