Tokyo
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. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu
Foreign affairs

Israeli PM arrives in Lithuania for historic visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Lithuania on Thursday for a historic visit. […]

No Picture
Society

Lithuanian customs seize haul of contraband cigarettes on freight train from Belarus

Lithuanian customs officers have seized 20,000 packs of contraband cigarettes hidden in an expanded clay aggregate shipment on a train from Belarus. […]

Astravyets NPP
Energy

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. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Energy

Astravyets NPP’s stress tests are only beginning of road – Lithuanian formin

The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) review of the stress tests carried out at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, under construction in Belarus, which revealed a number of drawbacks, is just the beginning of its assessment, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said. […]