Hungarian formin, in Vilnius, criticizes sanctions, defends Russian investments in N-plant
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Vilnius on Thursday that the EU's sanctions on Moscow are not working and should be reviewed and voiced his support for plans by Russia's Rosatom to build new nuclear reactors in the country.
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.
Lithuania has been too slow to absorb EU aid for the 2014-2020 financing period, which may decelerate economic and wage growth and result in losing a part of European support, the Finance Ministry has warned.