Belarusian nuclear power plant will not meet international standards

Belarusian nuclear power plant, to be built near the Lithuanian border, will not meet the international standards, said today, speaking at the European Humanities University, Vilnius, Head of the Federal Chancellery of Germany, Minister for Special Assignments Ronald Pofalla. He noted that this issue was discussed at a meeting with Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. It is reported portal DELFI.

"We discussed the concerns of the Lithuanian government for the construction of nuclear power plants Belarusian side 50 km from Vilnius, which, in our collective opinion, will not meet international standards, requirements that exist in respect of such power, "- said the German minister.

R. Pofalla assured that at the meeting with the prime minister, he again reiterated that the German Chancellor and the French President at the Summit of the "Big Eight" and the G-20 will make steps to ensure that raise international standards for such plants to the West.

He also noted that the European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, the European Union is preparing for a uniform standard of safety, security inspection of all power plants in Europe. "In this context, we support it," — he said.

The Head of the Federal Chancellery R. Pofalla May 4-5 was in Vilnius, where he met with representatives of the Belarusian Civil Society. The morning of 5 May, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, took R. Pofalla. The parties discussed the current regional political issues, energy development and the issue of energy security, and exchanged views on relations with Russia and Belarus.

April 21 Lukashenko, in his annual address, said: "The nuclear power plant in Belarus is vital and it will be built, we have no choice … Those who are opposed to nuclear power — people bought our competitors. Why Lithuanians and Poles as experience? They want to build a nuclear power plant itself. They are our competitors. "

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