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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Financial Problems Hit Nuclear Projects in the Balkans

Financial Problems Hit Nuclear Projects in the Balkans

Latvian President Andris Berzins has reaffirmed Latvia's interest in buying electric power generated by Lithuania’s Visaginas nuclear power plant, but asserted that because of the country’s fiscal situation, Latvia would be unable to afford financing new projects for the foreseeable future.
Berzins said in an interview, "It is for the Lithuanian state to deal with this matter, and it would be unwise for them not to go ahead with this project, because they have people who know how to do it.... I am not totally against this project and I wish Lithuania luck. The question is about Latvia's ability to finance
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