Edward Lucas
Foreign affairs

Edward Lucas: Lithuania can do a better job as Lithuania

The Lithuania Tribune team spoke to Edward Lucas at the Riga Conference on 12 October. We spoke about French President Macron’s Reset initiatives with Russia, Lithuanian energy security politics and Astravyets, Georgia and Ukraine.  Read […]

European Parliament
European Union

Lithuanians are only concerned with the size of MEP wages

What were the European Parliament elections in Lithuania like? Easily predicted. The large parties won, EP veterans and more conspicuous than any other electoral campaign participant Aušra Maldeikienė won. As long as the EP exists, […]

Astravyets NPP
Energy

Lithuania now has substantial legal arguments to deny access for electricity produced in the unsafe Astravyets Plant

On 7 February 2019, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) in Geneva definitively concluded that during the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the vicinity of the Lithuanian border and Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, Belarus had infringed three articles of the Convention thus failing to justify the selection of the construction site and consult with the countries that are most likely to be affected. […]

Astravyets NPP
Defence

Lithuanian government okays evacuation plan in case of accident at Belarus’ N-plant

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a plan for the evacuation of people in the event of an accident at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in neighboring Belarus some 50 kilometers from Vilnius. […]

Astravyets NPP construction
Foreign affairs

Lithuania hopes for US backing over Astravyets NNP, energmin says

Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas hopes Washington will back Lithuania in its effort to stop the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, or to block power from the nuclear facility, if it started operating. […]