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Lithuania restates Visaginas commitment

New Nuclear

03 April 2014

Lithuania_accord_290314_(Lithuanian_Pres)_48Leaders of Lithuania's seven parliamentary parties have underlined their commitment to the construction of the Visaginas nuclear power plant in a document setting out the nation's strategic goals.

Grid concerns for Baltic project

New Nuclear

11 June 2013

Turbine blank Alstom-AEM 48Work may be halted on the Baltic nuclear power plant project as the possibility to export its power appears less certain.

EU raps knuckles over decommissioning failures

Waste and Recycling

24 January 2013

Cost overruns, delays, lack of coordination, diffused responsibilities and poor priority setting are among a list of defects in nuclear decommissioning programs in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia identified in a resolution passed by a European Parliament committee.

Funds on condition for EU decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

03 January 2014

More European Union money will go to decommission nuclear reactors in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania, but the bloc's Council of Ministers has requested tighter project management.

Butkevičius negotiates on Visaginas

New Nuclear

23 April 2013

Lithuania's optimal power mix would include nuclear along with a range of other sources, said new prime minister Algirdas Butkevičius, but the Visaginas project's economics are critical and need the buy-in of local partners.

Axing Visaginas 'bad for Lithuania, good for Russia'

Nuclear Policies

14 November 2012

Lithuania's outgoing prime minister has warned that a rejection of the Visaginas nuclear power plant will damage Lithuania's independence while benefitting Russia.