International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Monday, 27.03.2017, 17:38
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.
Keyword tags: Belarus, Energy, Energy Market, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant
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.
Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexaner Korol was on Thursday handed a note, urging him to provide detailed information about yet another incident involving the body of the reactor of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said lETA/BNS.
The Lithuanian and Swedish electricity markets should be connected by the second interconnection, NordBalt 2, by 2025, while the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project should be frozen, suggests a new energy strategy worked out by the outgoing Lithuanian Energy Ministry and presented by Minister Rokas Masiulis on Tuesday.