Energmin sees some positive shift in Latvia's stance on Belarus' N-plant
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.
Moderate political parties' success in the Dutch parliamentary election shows that Europe may be able to withstand rising far-right populism, but it is too early to say that tensions have subsided, Lithuanian political analysts said on Thursday.
Lithuanian MEPs Laima Andrikienė and Algirdas Saudargas, both members of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, were included in a list of EU politicians banned from entering Russia, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius confirmed to BNS on Monday.