VILNIUS - If Lithuania had to choose today between Ignalina or the European Union, it just might forego joining the Union."We would not close it," said Christian Democrat Union MP Kazys Bobelis, referring to the much-debated Ignalina nuclear power plant.This is not a "who needs the EU?" statement, but a summation of the frustration Lithuanian politicians are now feeling toward the Ignalina nuclear power plant. In recent weeks, EU politicians made strong statements connecting Ignalina's early closure to Lithuania's acceptance into the EU.In response, politicians in Lithuania are pointing out...
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