Archive for August 28, 2007
As a Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Zinios wrote that the most often proposed name in the contest on the name of the new nuclear plant to be constructed by four states in Lithuania is the Baltic Nuclear Plant.
The second often was the idea to call the nuclear plant by the name of Visaginas, in which it will be situated. The third was the name of Drukšiai Lake situated nearby.
According to the Visaginas Municipality some participants proposed to call the Nuclear Plant by the name of the member of the European Parliament, former leader of Lithuanian Conservatives Vytautas Landsbergis.
But, according to Lietuvos Zinios daily, the contest organized by Visaginas municipality also received a proposal to name the nuclear plant. “We understood that as a joke,” told the Visaginas’ Municipality official.
The speculations by Russia that it would deploy the nuclear bombs in Belarus are ” next door to hallucinations ” the Director of the International Relations and Political Sciences Institute of the Vilnius University Raimundas Lopata told to the BNS.
In the opinion of the Director, such actions would contravene the 1968 Treaty on Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, other international commitments, including the 1992 Lisbon protocol to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
As the Lithuania’s President office informed Lech Kaczynski confirmed Poland’s interest to participate in the building of a new nuclear power plant. Presidents expressed hope that advanced technologies will be used ensuring integration of all Baltic States into the Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE).
Presidents agreed that a joint Lithuanian-Polish enterprise will be set up in the nearest future for the purpose of building the electricity bridge.