EU must be united on Belarus nuclear plant, Lithuanian PM tells Juncker

Friday, June 3, 2016 17:21
The European Union has to speak with once voice about the safety of a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday.

Belarus says Lithuania’s stance on nuclear plant is ‘inexplicable’

Monday, May 30, 2016 15:08
Belarusian Minister for Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has claimed that Lithuania’s complaints about the safety of the new nuclear power plant being built in Belarus, just 50km from Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, are inexplicable.

Over 15,000 Lithuanians sign call to bar Belarusian electricity from Lithuania (2)

Monday, May 23, 2016 16:50
Over 15,000 Lithuanian citizens have supported a legislative initiative aimed at barring access for electricity from a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. The Homeland Union, which launched the initiative, expects to collect at least 50,000 signatures by July 9.

'No double standards for Astravyets nuclear plant' - EU Commissioner Andriukaitis

Friday, May 20, 2016 15:37
Double standards must not apply to a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Friday.

Lithuania cuts Russian gas imports by 63% (1)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 14:03
Lithuania has cut its dependence on Russian natural gas by 63.2% in the first quarter of 2016 as new supply contracts with Norway’s Statoil came into effect.

Baltic States aim to create single gas market

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 09:37
The Baltic States are considering creating a single gas market that would facilitate gas trading among the three countries and may include Finland.

Lithuania calls on EBRD to avoid supporting projects linked to Belarus nuclear plant

Thursday, May 12, 2016 09:32
Lithuania has called on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to be particularly rigorous in examining projects linked, even indirectly, to the Astravyets nuclear power plant when considering investments in Belarus' economy or infrastructure.

Lithuania launches 'open consultation' on new 2050 National Energy Strategy

Thursday, May 12, 2016 08:23
Open consultations on the National Energy Strategy have begun with for the first time, the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy is organising consultations with interest groups whose comments will be considered when drafting the final strategy.

Energy Forum: Tectonic shifts to affect energy future of Lithuania

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 16:41
The fifth Energy Forum, held on Tuesday at Kempinski Hotel in Vilnius, addressed some of the challenges facing the Baltic states in their striving for energy security.

Rally in Lithuania protests Belarusian nuclear project on Vilnius' doorstep

Monday, May 9, 2016 15:44
About 100 protesters showed up in front of the Belarusian Embassy Monday at noon to protest against the nuclear power plant being build right at Vilnius' doorstep.

'Google-translated' environmental impact report has Lithuania doubting Belarus serious on nuclear safety

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:05
An environmental impact assessment report that Belarus has presented to Lithuania regarding its Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant reads like it was written with an automated translation engine and raises concerns that nuclear safety is not taken seriously, Lithuanian experts say.

Is radiation a danger after accident at Belarus nuclear plant?

Friday, May 6, 2016 09:12
Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety inspectors say that there is no information suggesting that a possible incident at the Astravyets nuclear plant, 50km from Lithuania's capital, could cause a risk of radiation exposure but Belarusian authorities deny the incident even took place.

Lithuania's biggest gas consumer Achema looks to sign long-term supply contract

Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:56
Lithuania's fertilizer manufacturer Achema, the country's single largest natural gas consumer, is looking to sign a long-term gas supply contract that would provide more stability and make it easier to plan operations, according to the company's CEO.

Electricity interconnections and renewable energy in spotlight at 5th Energy ForumFREE

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 14:49
The fifth annual Traditional and Renewable Energy Forum will take place on May 10 in Vilnius.

Astravyets nuclear plant 'is a crime', says Belarusian Nobel Prize winning author

Monday, May 2, 2016 14:18
Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich, who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, said during a visit in Lithuania that the Belarusian government's decision to build Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant was a crime.

Lithuania needs to focus more on nuclear security, says expert

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 08:27
Energy expert Saulius Kutas believes that Lithuania doesn't pay enough attention to its energy security.

Can Nord Stream 2 be stopped?FREE

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 07:30
Nord Stream 2, the controversial Russian-German pipeline project, is generating fierce opposition in Central and Eastern Europe as well as from the European Parliament and the European Commission. But could the opponents of the pipeline, owned 50% by Gazprom and 50% by some of the largest Western European companies, stop the project?

Lithuania asks Belarus to set up expert panel for Astravyets nuclear plant

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 17:19
During diplomatic consultations on Tuesday, Lithuania suggested that Belarus should set up a joint special expert commission that would help assess the environmental impact of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant.

First American LNG shipment to Europe 'could trigger price war'

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:52
America's first shipment of liquefied natural gas to Europe, which left Louisiana for Portugal this week, is set to shake up the European gas market, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Lithuania considers options to stop Astravyets nuclear plant

Thursday, April 21, 2016 15:00
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A study presented at the Ministry of Energy on Thursday outlines possibilities how Lithuania could respond to the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus.