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Sunday, 30.04.2017, 00:36
The Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border is not a political decision only but also has economic substance, as the decision not to buy electricity from the power plant may have an impact on implementation of the project, Daivis Virbickas, CEO of Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid said LETA/BNS.
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The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to restrict electricity imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and other unsafe nuclear facilities in third countries, reports LETA/BNS.
Poland became Lithuania's first ally in its efforts to stop the construction of the Russian state corporation Rosatom's nuclear power plant in Belarus when it announced its intentions not to purchase electricity from the facility under construction in Astravyets, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuanian politicians and experts said on Monday LETA/BNS.
Amid the discussions in Lithuania on ways to halt the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Belarus, Lithuania's Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas is addressing the issue in Latvia on Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.
he Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, not far from the border with Lithuania, is a serious project that preliminary meets the International Atomic Energy Agency's safety standards, one of the agency's heads said in an interview with LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas says that it is possible to secure funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's closure in the EU's new financial framework, but that will require huge efforts, writes LETA/BNS according to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Monday.
Lithuania will appoint a special ambassador for coordination of institutional actions over the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border, writes LETA/BNS.