Astravyets NPP

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 nuclear power plant under construction
Foreign affairs

All Astravyets NPP’s deficiencies must be removed before its operation, Lithuanian vicemin

Lithuania must ensure the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, under construction in Belarus, before it starts operating, a Lithuanian vice minister of foreign affairs says. […]


A sentence from Lukashenko sows concern in Lithuania over an important income source

If Lithuania refuses to cooperate with Minsk, then Minsk will cooperate with Latvia, Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko says. In other words, due to Lithuanian initiatives against Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, Belarussian freight could be diverted […]

Agnia Grigas

Energy expert Grigas: Germany displaying hypocrisy with Nord Stream 2

German participation in the Nord Stream 2 project is a display of its hypocrisy: Germany wishes to be the leader of the EU, uphold a principled positon on Ukraine and Russia, but at the same […]

Astravyets NPP construction

Belarus’ N-plant shouldn’t work until EC recommendations are met – Lithuanian regulator

Reactors at BelarusAstravyets 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 Wednesday. […]