Signing of Baltic agreement with Poland on construction of new N-plant in Lithuania postponed till November

October 10, 2007 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Ignalina N-PlantAs the BNS reported today a political four-party agreement on the construction of new nuclear power plant in Lithuania will be signed in November at the earliest, Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas has confirmed.  “Energy companies are currently negotiating the terms, and the agreement between government leaders may be signed in November”.Last week Kirkilas said that the agreement on the construction of new nuclear power plant was expected to be signed during the international energy security forum opened in Vilnius on Wednesday. “There are no extraordinary disputable questions,” he said at that time.

As the BNS reminded, last Friday visiting Polish Economy Minister Piotr Wozniak declared that Poland needed 1,200 MW of generation capacity of the planned new nuclear power plant in Lithuania, failing which all other joint projects between the two countries might be delayed. The prime ministers of three Baltic countries and Poland earlier planned to sign a declaration on the new nuclear power plant early in July. However, Polish PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski then called off his visit to Vilnius.Kirkilas, however forgot to add a year to the month.  Is this going to happen November 2007, 2008, 2009 or the agreement will be reached by November 2022…  It seems that Poland by being a big country also tend to be a big problem.  The head of the Lietuvos Energija (Lithuania’s Energy) Mr Juozaitis noticed or ‘discovered’ in today’s papers that the Polish negotiators have a fundamental fault, he stated that during negotiation the Poles always want to have 80% of success, forgetting about 50-50 principle.

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Economics, Energy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Poland, Politics.

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