Nuclear ambitions find new impetus

  • 2003-05-22
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSIn a surprise development, French President Jacques Chirac has pledged his support for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Lithuania, increasing the chances that the Baltic state will remain a home to the peaceful atom and a net exporter of energy.On May 14, Chirac received President Rolandas Paksas in Paris to discuss bilateral relations and issues pertaining to EU integration.In a statement to the press following the meeting, Chirac announced that he had promised Paksas French assistance in the revitalization of Lithuanian infrastructure, including the possibility of b...
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