EU institutions look into Lithuania's controversial protection of minors law
Monday, February 23, 2015
Lithuania's controversial law aimed at protecting minors from public information deemed harmful to their development has once again appeared under the radar of European Union (EU) institutions. The law, which says that minors should not be exposed to information denigrating "family values", is said to discriminate against LGBT people.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged support to the Lithuanian efforts of ensuring safety of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, however, does not speak about blocking the plant on the scale of the European Union (EU).
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to focus on energy issues, such as the planned synchronization of the Baltic power transmission grids with the Western European system and the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, during Thursday's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
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.