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. […]

Remigijus Žemaitaitis
Politics

Order and Justice Party candidate to Vilnius mayor – Remigijus Žemaitaitis

The Order and Justice Party is delegating its chairman Remigijus Žemaitaitis to run for Vilnius mayor. The politician himself confirmed this to Delfi on Thursday morning. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

TS-LKD council meeting
Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s TS-LKD suggest considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats on Tuesday called on Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius to consider a possibility to move Lithuania’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following in the steps of the United States. […]

Zones of radioctive termination of the Astravyets nuclear power plant
Uncategorized

Foreign Minister urges political groups to pool efforts against Astravyets N-plant

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Thursday met with representatives of various political groups of the country’s parliament, urging them to pool their efforts over the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus some 50 km from Vilnius. […]