Foreign affairs

Lithuanian energy minister off to Japan to discuss renewable energy, Ignalina closure

Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas in on Tuesday leaving for Japan to discuss renewable energy, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant‘s decommissioning and the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus with Japanese politicians and business people. […]

Žygimantas Pavilionis

Žygimantas Pavilionis. Putin-Trump meeting, do we have the strength to face this challenge?

Putin is winning? While the Russian national team dropped out of the football championship, just the championship itself was a propaganda victory for Putin. Millions of people, drawn to screens, which among other things were […]

Astravyets NPP

EC calls on Belarus to assess Astravyets NPP’s seismic safety, improve accident management

The European Commission is expected to publish on Wednesday a stress test review of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, under construction in Belarus. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the report revealed quite a number of the projects’ drawbacks, and experts from the EU and other countries presented important recommendations on ways to eliminate them and improve the nuclear facility’s safety level. […]

Gediminas Kirkilas

Lithuania resisting Astraveyts NPP wrong way – MP

Lithuania is resisting the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, under construction in Belarus, the wrong way, Gediminas Kirkilas, chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party, says. […]

Virgilijus Poderys

The Energy Strategy focuses on synchronisation and green energy

On 21 June 2018, the Seimas endorsed the National Energy Independence Strategy. The Strategy draws the main energy guidelines until 2050. It focusses on synchronisation with the continental Europe and renewable energy. The Strategy schedules […]