Žygimantas Vaičiūnas
Energy

Energmin sees some positive shift in Latvia’s stance on Belarus’ N-plant

Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says that an agreement has been reached with Latvia to appoint a group of experts to look at possible ways of blocking electricity from Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant, which could signal a positive shift in the neighboring country’s more reserved position toward the facility under construction some 50 kilometers from Vilnius. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Economy

PM – Other countries view Belarus’ N-plant project through economic lens

Other countries view Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant project through an economic lens, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, commenting on the Latvian foreign minister’s words that his country is not considering restricting electricity imports from the facility under construction just 50 kilometers from Vilnius. […]

Latvian President Andris Bērziņš
Uncategorized

EU Council presidency to be factored into President Bērziņš’ Victory Day invitation to Moscow, foreign minister says

In deciding whether Latvian President Andris Bērziņš should attend Russia‘s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, he should take into account the fact that Latvia is presiding over the Council of the European Union, said Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to the LNT show “900 sekundes”. […]

Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics

Lithuanian parliament speaker says Latvia’s foreign minister should have come out to voters before elections

Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament leader of the Labour party Loreta Graužinienė has said that Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, who had come out publicly as gay last week, should have disclosed his sexual orientation prior to assuming the post. […]