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Nuclear power plant referendum reconsidered

  • 2013-10-18
  • From wire reports

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius believes that one more referendum on the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is necessary, reports ELTA. According to Butkevicius, the last referendum referred to the former project, and now, when the conditions for the construction of the NPP have changed, the viewpoint of Lithuanians is needed again.

“The referendum was organized on the concrete previous project when the information about the cost of that project was provided to Lithuania. At present, perhaps you have heard that the price is substantially lower compared to the one provided by the previous government. Respecting society, I think a referendum is necessary; we have to ask for the people’s opinion,” said the prime minister in an interview on radio Ziniu Radijas on Oct. 17.

On Wednesday, the new Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene said that it could be possible to conduct a large-scale survey, instead of a referendum.