Lithuania to verify Nord Stream 2 environmental impact assessment
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.
There will be no thaw in the energy dialog between the EU and Belarus until Minsk proves that the nuclear power plant it is building not far from Vilnius is safe, EU Energy Union Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday.
Amid doubts whether Lithuania's efforts to impose an embargo on electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus will be compatible with WTO rules, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country will ensure that power from unsafe facilities has no access to its market.