About: Visaginas

Energy 16-02-2017

Lithuanian PM: Belarus nuclear plant is a threat to our country

EXCLUSIVE / On his first visit to Brussels, newly-elected Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis shared his fears with Euractiv.com about the building of a nuclear plant in Belarus, 40 km from Vilnius and of the hybrid war waged by Russia against the former Soviet republic.
Jaroslav Neverovi?, photo Georgi Gotev
Energy 08-07-2013

Lithuania looks for alternatives to counter Russia’s high gas price

Lithuanian Energy Minister Jaroslaw Neverovi? has warned his Russian counterparts that selling gas to the Baltic country at an excessive price is not sustainable, the minister told EURACTIV.
Energy 16-11-2012

Oettinger urges Lithuania to build nuclear power plant

Lithuania will find it difficult to ensure the security of energy supply without building a new nuclear power plant, Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said.  
Elections 29-10-2012

Lithuanian leader questions Labour’s role in next government

  Lithuania's opposition Social Democrats, the Labour Party and the Order and Justice Party are set to form a government coalition following a second round of the parliamentary election held yesterday (28 October). But President Dalia Grybauskait? said the Labour Party, accused of fraudulent bookkeeping, was “not fit” to be part of a cabinet.
Elections 15-10-2012

Lithuania swings left, abandons nuclear plant project

The Labour Party of Russian-born millionaire Victor Uspaskich has emerged as the winner of the parliamentary elections in Lithuania. His party is set to form a government with the Social Democrats of Algirdas Butkevicius, who came second in an election in which voters also rejected plans to build a nuclear power plant.
Central Europe 04-10-2012

Bulgaria may follow Lithuania with vote on nuclear plant

Lithuania will hold a referendum on whether to build the Visaginas nuclear energy plant when voters go to the polls on 14 October to elect members of Parliament. Meanwhile, Bulgarians will probably vote on the future of its Belene nuclear station before the end of the year. 
Elections 16-07-2012

Lithuania pushes energy pawns against Russian chess master

Lithuania aims at achieving energy independence by 2020 through the implementation of a series of projects that a high official compared to chess pieces in a match against Russia, its former Soviet master.
Energy 13-06-2012

Lithuanian nuclear power plant OKed, with conditions

The European Commission has issued a favourable opinion for the construction of the Visaginas nuclear power plant in Lithuania. However, it stressed that the plant should remain economically viable, even though two Russian-backed reactors are planned in the vicinity.
Energy 30-03-2012

Lithuania signs nuclear power plant deal with Hitachi

Lithuania and the Japanese conglomerate Hitachi concluded today (30 March) a concession agreement for the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant, paving the way for the next phase of project development of what is seen as one of the most advanced nuclear generation projects in Europe.