Lithuania intends to use the EU to counter Russia’s nuclear power plants

Lithuania will use its presidency of the EU in the fight against the construction of "close to the borders of the EU" Belarus and the Baltic NPP. This is made clear today by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Antanas Linkyavichus presenting in Brussels priorities of the Lithuanian presidency of the EU, which began on July 1 and ending on December 31 of this year. "The construction of the borders of the EU nuclear power plants whose safety is not guaranteed, requires a common position of all European Union countries, and Lithuania in this area has its own particular experience in mind its borders under construction of nuclear power plants"

— he declared.

Lithuania in 2011 failed investment tender for the construction of its own nuclear power plant, interest which has not shown any company in the world. Vilnius accused of putting pressure on investors to Russia, which is developing its own construction of the Baltic NPP in Kaliningrad region, which should make the region an energy exporter. The project is being built next door to the Belarusian nuclear power plant in the region threatens to create a surplus of electricity and the lack of demand.

The situation in the electricity sector in the Baltic countries is complicated by the fact that ten years of membership in the EU, they have not been able to synchronize their power to the European grid via Poland and maintain their networks with the rest of the Soviet period sync with networks of Russia and Belarus.


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