Baltic countries and Poland still working on request to EU over ASF
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Baltic countries and Poland have not yet finalized their joint request to the European Commission for support in the fight against African Swine Fever (ASF), Lithuania's chief veterinary officer, who is coordinating the drafting of the document, said on Thursday.
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.
In an unconventional effort to convince EU officials that Belarus' nuclear power plant is a safety hazard, the Lithuanian government has arranged a hot-air balloon ride for the bloc's energy commissioner to show him how close the construction site is to the Lithuanian capital.