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Monday, 15.10.2018, 18:25
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.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Funds, Lithuania, Nuclear Power, Nuclear power plant
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.
Audrius Kamienas who is currently acting managing director of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant but has just won the competition for the top job at the facility, carrying out decommissioning projects worth hundreds of millions of euros, says transparency will be his main priority, reports LETA/BNS.
Russian nuclear energy construction giant Rosatom and Lithuania's MG Baltic business group, owned by Darius Mockus, have joint interests in the upcoming multimillion project on the construction of Ignalina nuclear plant's disposal facility, the Lithuanian Seimas' Committee on National Security and Defense states after investigating business groups' influence on politics, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania has asked Belarus to provide it, as soon as possible, with detailed information about an incident that occurred on the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant site on Feb. 17., reports LETA/BNS.