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Wednesday, 25.05.2016, 00:29
On May 24th, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius discussed the issue of Belarus nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ostrovets during the telephone conversation with Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union, reported BC the Lithuanian MFA.
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Over 15,000 Lithuanian citizens have already supported a legislative initiative aimed at barring access for electricity from a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, which amounts to almost one-third of the minimum 50,000 signatures that are expected to be collected by July 9th, informs LETA/BNS.
Double standards cannot be applied to a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on May 20th in Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), which is carrying multi-million-euro decommissioning projects, may need another 1.2 billion euros for dismantling work, but the European Union does not plan, at least for now, to allocate the funds when the current financial perspective ends, the plant's chief executive officer said on May 17th, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's parliament passed a resolution on the hazard of the unsafe Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus some 50 km from Vilnius – a signal is sent to Belarus that Lithuania will not import electricity produced in the facility, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's ambassador to Belarus has declined an invitation to visit the site of a nuclear power plant that is being built in Astravyets, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, saying that the project's safety should be assessed by experts, cites LETA/BNS.
A new nuclear power project in Lithuania would have no significant effect on the country's energy security, a co-author of Lithuania's new energy strategy said on May 10th, cites LETA/BNS.