Polish firm pulls out of Baltic nuclear project

Poland's state-owned energy company PGE has said that it is pulling out of a joint Baltic project to build a new nuclear power plant in Visaginas, Lithuania. The aim is to replace the Soviet-era Ignalina plant which closed down after the country joined the EU.

In a statement issued on Friday, PGE said the current conditions were "unacceptable" and its decision reflected the company's involvement in other key projects. PGE is planning to build new controversial power plants in Poland.

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