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Lithuanian minister: Baltics close to compromise on Astravyets electricity imports

BC, Vilnius, 11.02.2020.Print version
The Baltic countries may in the coming weeks reach a common position on restricting electricity imports from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said the Zinio Radijas radio station referred LETA/BNS.

"We are holding talks with Latvia and Estonia in an effort to draw up a plan for preventing electricity produced in Belarus from being imported into the Baltic countries," Vaiciunas told. 


"Seeing the atmosphere and constructiveness as well as the European Commission's involvement, I believe we are going to have a really good compromise," he added. 

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis also said last week that the Baltic countries were moving closer to a joint decision not to buy electricity from the Astravyets plant. The three Baltic prime ministers discussed the development of the Baltic energy market at their meeting in Tallinn last Friday. 






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