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Monday, 21.09.2020, 15:19
Lithuania's planned boycott of Belarusian electricity once the neighboring country launches its Astravyets nuclear power plant will not lead to a rise in electricity bills for households, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said LRT Radio, cites LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, Energy, Energy Market, Nuclear power plant
Belarus has failed to implemented nuclear safety recommendations by the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission, which may have a negative impact on Astravyets nuclear power plant's safety, the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said, LETA/BNS cites.
As Belarus gears up for the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuania has refused to exchanges emergency reserves with the countries of the so-called BRELL ring, which, besides Lithuania, includes Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Belarus, the 15min.lt news website information cites LETA/BNS.
s the Latvian government decides to stop electricity trade with Belarus following the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says it’s a positive decision that is important both for the implementation of the "anti-Astravyets" law and also for the power networks' synchronization project, wirtes LETA/BNS.
If Belarus puts its new nuclear power plant (NPP) in Astravyets into operation, Latvia will halt electricity trade with Belarus, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists following Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, cites LETA.
Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, which is considered unsafe by Lithuania, should be unacceptable to the European Union and its electricity imports should be treated as support for Alexander Lukashenko's regime, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told his EU counterparts on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.
The coronavirus crisis somewhat slowed down the decommissioning work at Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant that was shut down back in 2009, its chief executive officer said on August 12th, cites LETA/BNS.