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. […]

Politics

Candidates to Vilnius mayor view solving congestion differently: proposals range from tramway to monorail

Tramway, free parking lots, free public transport, smart traffic system – these and other measures, which could be used to improve traffic congestion in Vilnius are being listed by candidates to become the capital’s mayor, lrt.lt writes. […]

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. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Dalia Grybauskaitė
CORPORATE

War between Grybauskaitė and Skvernelis: this will cost one of them dearly

The conflict with President Dalia Grybauskaitė may cost Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis his bid for the post of head of state, Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science docent dr. Kęstutis Girnius says. […]

Dainius Kreivys, Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

Conservatives will be in ruling bloc – Landsbergis

Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives), believes that the party will be part of the future ruling coalition. […]