Ignalina still priority for EU

  • 1999-07-29
VILNIUS (BNS) - The fate of the Ignalina nuclear power plant will be the deciding factor in whether the European Union invites Lithuania to start membership negotiations this December, Foreign Minister Algirdas Saudargas said.The future of the power plant is currently being negotiated. The EU has pushed for a speedy closure while Lithuania contends the plant can operate safely well into the next century."If a solution is found that's acceptable to both sides, that defends Lithuania's interests and is appreciated by the European Commission, I am almost sure that Lithuania will be invited," S...
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