Lithuania could use European integration arguments to stop Belarus' N-plant project

Stopping the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus through legal means is hardly possible, but arguments of European integration could be used for this purpose, Romas Švedas, a member of the Implementation Committee of the UN Espoo Convention, said on Monday evening.
Romas Švedas
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