A heated exchange broke out between Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite and Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on the issue of the controversial Astravyets nuclear power plant, during the Eastern Partnership summit on Friday (24 November). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in response to a question after the summit that the nuclear power plant, which is under construction in Belarus, close to Lithuania’s border, is not a bilateral, but a European problem. EU leaders gathered with their counterparts from six former Soviet Republics (Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) at the fifth Eastern Partnership summit. Their meeting ended smoothly with a 21-page joint declaration, which the leaders reportedly adopted without controversies.
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