Bausch pledges €6.9m to help Latvia clean up military sites

Defence minister François Bausch on Thursday signed a €6.9m agreement with Latvia to help the country clean up polluted military sites over the coming years.

The document was signed on the sidelines of a Nato meeting in Brussels. Both countries already in February last year signed a green defence deal, with the grand duchy pledging €1.2m for clean-up operations.

And in 2017, Luxembourg co-funded the construction of military barracks used by Nato troops in Latvia.

Luxembourg Defense Minister François Bausch with Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks. Photo: MAEE.