Ex-presidents of Central, Eastern Europe to mull historic lessons at intl Kaunas forum
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
An international Baltic – Black Sea Forum will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on March 10, bringing together historic leaders of Central and Eastern European countries, Lithuania's Vytautas Magnus University said.
Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania's first post-independence leader, and former President Valdas Adamkus were presented with the Freedom Prizes on Friday as the country marks the 26th anniversary of a bloody 1991 Soviet crackdown on its independence drive.
US Congressman John Shimkus of the Republican Party has made an address to US legislators, calling to pressure Belarus to give access to international observers to the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction merely 50 km from Lithuania's capital Vilnius.
Lithuania seeks that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should evaluate the safety of the site of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and its selection criteria.