Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius told his Baltic counterparts in Tallinn on Friday that he would “step up” negotiations with the Japanese corporation Hitachi and partners in Latvia and Estonia on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Visaginas.
Algirdas Butkevičius
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Speaking at a joint news conference in Estonia, the Lithuanian PM said that Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis had been authorized "to step up the efforts in the work with Hitachi and the Baltic colleagues".

In the summer of 2011, Lithuania selected Japan's Hitachi as the strategic investor in the nuclear power plant. However, a non-binding referendum a year later did not draw the necessary public support. The current government has not yet made its final decision on the Visaginas project, with deadlines postponed on several occasions.

"The committee of senior specialists has started its work, which I hope will continue and allow us soon to speak more specifically about the issues that have been raised by our colleagues from Latvia and Estonia," Butkevičius said on Friday.

Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Modern office space leasing thrives in Vilnius (1)

The beginning of 2019 stood out in the office market of Vilnius by the abundance of leasing deals...

Justice Minister asks top court about lift ban on Paksas

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has asked the Constitutional Court to clarify how to...

Lithuanian anti-trust body says recovering fine from Gazprom is difficult

Lithuania has so far failed to find Gazprom 's assets from which it could recover a 42-million-euro...

Achema turns to CJEU over LNG terminal's maintenance costs

Jonava-based fertilizer producer Achema and gas trade company Achema Gas Trade, both part of the...

Lithuania to give EUR 4.5 mln in solar power plant support to residents

The Lithuanian government plans to allocate 4.5 million euros in financial support to residents who...