, I understand what you mean. I want that my own nation would rule my country and all it's decitions, this is democracy. If somebody elected by people of other countries rules my country, it is not much better than occupation. Every nation should be independent.
Zak, as for majority voting for EU, everything is possible through government-paid propaganda. Many Germans for instance believed that nazi regime was good back in interwar period too. Same goes to many people in Soviet Union, especially Russians - they actually believed that in the west everything is wrong, because only communists (also sportsmen) were permitted to go there, and only once in two years, while ordinary people were brainwashed about the Mighty Union and communist world's future from early days in school.
And yes, I do not want that EU would be a single country. I have no doubts that the majority of Lithuanians would agree with me here, except probably some young idealists. To much time we lived occupied by foreign union. Too much time we were exploited. And don't tell here about EU aid - Soviets also built roads, power plants, factories, schools and infrastructure in Lithuania. But this didn't made "being part of that Union" any better. I would want the least if Lithuania would become a provincial region of some huge Union again. Yet again we will have foreign currency. Yet again we will have foreign laws (I mean the supposed future of federation here, not current situation).
Nothing can be 100% safe, for sure. But if we will get rid of everything at least 0,0001% unsafe, than we would live in closets without going outside. There are nuclear ships, nuclear weapons, many nuclear reactors. In France, for instance, an EU country, 77% of energy is created in NPPs. And no one is planning to change this. Reactors in former SU
are not junk, as I said, Chernobyl disaster happened because of poor safety conditions (as far as I remember from reading about it, there was some test done without even shutting down the reactor, but probably someone knows more accurate info). It wouldn't happen in Ignalia, as I said, reactors are shut down in slightest danger. Not to mention of great respect to safety there and modernisations with Swedish technology. And, as I said, dams could also break. There is no safe energy (probably wind and solar, but these are very expensive), if no disasters can happen, than they pollutes air on day to day basis. Pollution levels are also expected to rise in Lithuania due to higher usage of gas power plants, which are also Soviet build and not exacly "respecting" clean air.
By the way, France suggests Lithuania to build a new nuclear reactor, of course, with French technology and French companies. Would it be more safe? I doubt this, currently it is safe enough. However, it would cost lots of money to Lithuania and cheap power could no longer be provided as costs of building PP
would be in energy price.