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Thursday, 09.07.2020, 01:54
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has turned to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and asked her to act as an intermediary as the Baltic states are seeking agreement on a boycott of electricity produced at the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, informed LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Belarus, Energy, Energy Market, EU – Baltic States, EU – CIS, Latvia, Lithuania, Nuclear Power, Nuclear power plant
Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) hopes that a compromise solution on the issue of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Belarus will be found soon, LETA was told at the prime minister's office.
Amidst ongoing discussions in the Baltics on electricity trade with Belarus following the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas underlines that neither Latvia nor Estonia has said that it will purchase electricity from Belarus after the allegedly unsafe facility comes online, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the European Commission to take all measures to ensure the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus before its launch, reported LETA/BNS.
Lithuania plans to sign an agreement on early notification of a nuclear accident with Belarus later this month, Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) told LETA/BNS on Tuesday.
Fermi Energia and the Estonian National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics entered into a cooperation agreement on Monday in the framework of which the institute will analyze how large an emergency planning area would be needed by the nuclear power plant planned by Fermi Energia, reported LETA/BNS.
Lithuania will insist that Belarus implements all safety and security requirements before the launch of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the country’s president Gitanas Nauseda has said in an interview to LETA/BNS on Wednesday.