ForMin: Belarusian stance on Astravyets devaluates intl conventions
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Belarusian attitude towards the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in its territory undermines the importance of international conventions in the settlement of disputes on possibly negative environmental effects of nuclear utilities, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
A group of Lithuanian lawmakers propose that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join initiatives to block electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus.
Parliament will vote on Thursday on whether to declare Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, a mere 50 kilometers from Vilnius, as unsafe and posing a threat to national security, environment and public health due.