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Baltic PMs agree to set up joint Visaginas NPP company

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Estonian PM Andrus Ansip, Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis and Lithuanian PM Andrius Kubilius

Today, September 20, Baltic prime ministers agreed to establish a joint company of the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and to launch an intergovernmental work group.

They were taking part in a meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers.

“It is agreed to set up a joint company after a referendum and by this time to work on open-ended questions which are still being discussed and coordinated. Intense negotiations are going on between the companies. We have also agreed to establish an intergovernmental joint work group to get all the necessary support for the project and to manage emerging issues,” says Lithuanian PM Andrius Kubilius.

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip pointed out that the agreement to carry out the Visaginas NPP project is politically important for the entire region, reports The Baltic Course, referring to LETA/ELTA.

“We want to participate in the project, we are committed to. We want to diversify energy sources, therefore we want to help,” he says.

Also Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis reiterated Latvia’s desire to take part in the project.

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