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Sunday, 20.01.2019, 17:39
russels is on Wednesday holding discussions on the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, as well as on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reported LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Belarus, Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant
Lithuania is on the right track toward securing sufficient EU funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said LETA/BNS after the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) backed a proposal to allocate 780 mln euros for the closure program in 2021-2027.
In a vote on the EU's next multiannual financial framework on Wednesday, the European Parliament approved 780 million euros in funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's decommissioning, the amount sought by Lithuania, reformed LETA/BNS.
The European Parliament is recommended to approve 780 mln euros in funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's decommissioning in the EU's next multiannual financial framework, the amount sought by Lithuania and 230 mln euros more than proposed by the European Commission, informs LETA/BNS.
As part of Lithuania's efforts to negotiate more favorable EU funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) closure, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas is starting a two-day visit to Frankfurt to brief German politicians on the progress in decommissioning the facility, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania is seeking to secure all necessary funding for the dismantling of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's reactors and the government is now asking the European Commission for more funds to ensure that works are not interrupted during the switchover from one EU budget period to another, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said on Tuesday, informs LETA/BNS.
Reactors at Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) should not come online until all recommendations by the European Commission's experts have been fulfilled and other safety questions raised by Lithuania have been answered, the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said on July 4th, informs LETA/BNS.