Swedes plead Lithuania's case

  • 1998-12-17
VIENNA (BNS) - Sweden broke ranks with some of its fellow EU states at the Union's Vienna summit last weekend and said Lithuania should be allowed to begin membership talks before it shuts down the Ignalina nuclear power plant.Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh refused to predict when the EU might open negotiations with Lithuania but said it would be easier to talk about phasing out the two Ignalina nuclear reactors once Lithuania has already started talks."It is important that Lithuania start negotiating its membership as soon as possible," Lindh, in Vienna for the two-day EU summit start...
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