2020
2020.02.15

2020 February 15th - the first congress of the participants of the Movement against the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, March 11th Hall)

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2020
February
2020.02.01

On 1 February 2020 February the public organization – Movement (Sąjūdis) against Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was established

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2019
November
2019.11.15

The Seimas Committee on European Affairs adopted the decision to consolidate the joint efforts of the supreme state officials, political parties and state institutions of Lithuania to the effect that the threat posed by the construction of the Astravyets NPP in Lithuania’s neighbourhood should be a concern shared not only by Lithuania, but also by the entire European and Transatlantic community.

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2019.11.03

The Nordic and Baltic EPP political party leaders, at a meeting held in Vilnius, recognised the threat posed by the Astravyets nuclear power plant and agreed on further cooperation in informing the Nordic and Baltic politicians on this issue.

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2019
October
2019.10.16

Gabrielius Landsbergis, Chair of Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, wrote to representatives of the parties across Europe under the aegis of the political family of the European People’s Party on the threat posed by the Astravyets NPP.

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2019
September
2019.09.28

The Council of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats appealed to the Heads of State to defend the essential interests of Lithuania’s national security and to maintain a principled strategic long-term unwavering stance that a power plant that violates the essential principles of nuclear safety cannot and should not be operated near Lithuania.

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2019.09.25

A group consisting of Valdas Adamkus and Vytautas Landsbergis, Former Heads of State, and a number of politicians appealed to Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister, and Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania, requesting the Government to refrain from purchasing electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravyets constructed under the auspices of the Kremlin and to make sure that the EU as a whole adopts this stance as well.

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2019.09

The Council of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats appealed to the Heads of State on the need to legally define the liability for the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant.

2017
September
2017.09.13

The Government adopted a resolution approving the action plan for the implementation of the necessary measures against unsafe nuclear power plants under construction in the Republic of Belarus which pose a threat to the Lithuanian national security, the environment and public health.

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2017
June
2017.06.22

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted the resolution on the unity and cooperation of the Baltic States seeking to protect themselves against threats posed by unsafe nuclear power plants in third countries.

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2017.06.20

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted the Law on necessary measures of protection against the threats posed by unsafe nuclear power plants in third countries.

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2017.06.15

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted the Law on the recognition of a nuclear power plant under construction in the Astravyets district of the Republic of Belarus as hazardous to the Lithuanian national security, environment and public health.

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2017
February
2017.02.10

Initiated by the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, a cross-party agreement was signed on the adoption of the said Law at the Seimas.

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2016
September
2016.09

The Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats submitted to the Seimas for consideration a draft anti-Astravyets law backed by signatures of approx. 65.000 Lithuanian citizens.

2016
June
2016.06.16

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved an action plan on measures to curtail the entry of electricity from third countries (including the Astravyets nuclear power plant) to the Lithuanian power grid.

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2016.06

Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats submitted to the Central Electoral Commission a total of as many as 64.702 signatures collected in barely two months in support of the draft law.

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2016
May
2016.05.12

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted a resolution condemning the construction of the NPP in Astravyets.

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2016.05

An appeal to the Lithuanian society was launched to support the draft law initiated by the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats against the construction of an NPP in Astravyets, i.e. a draft law to ban the sale of electricity produced by Astravyets NPP in Lithuania and to prevent the Astravyets power plant from access to the Lithuanian power grid.

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2016
January
2016.01.22

In view of the ambiguous stance of the Lithuanian Government, the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, in cooperation with Valdas Adamkus and Vytautas Landsbergis, Former Heads of State, and major opposition parties, co-authored an appeal to the Government.

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2015
November
2015.11

After the Russian media claimed that the governments of Belarus and Lithuania had agreed on recognising the EIA of the Astravyets NPP and on the use of the necessary energy infrastructure in Lithuania for the needs of the Astravyets NPP, members of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats Political Group at the Seimas addressed the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for clarification.

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2014
June
2014.06

The Espoo Ministerial meeting recognised that Belarus had violated the Espoo Convention.

2013
November
2013.11.02

Alexander Lukashenko signed the order on the launch of the construction of the first reactor.

2013
March
2013.03

The Espoo Convention Committee recognised the violation of the Espoo Convention by Belarus and issued 12 recommendations to be implemented to comply with the Convention and to remedy the violation.

2011
November
2011.11.02

Alexander Lukashenko signed an order assigning Astravyets as the location for the construction of the nuclear power plant.

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2011
October
2011.10

Lithuania appealed to the United Nations against the decision of Belarus to construct a nuclear power plant in Astravyets.

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2011
July
2011.07

After the Belarusian Government declared the completion of the EIA procedures, the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a note of protest.

2011
June
2011.06.16

Lithuania lodged a complaint with the Implementation Committee of the United Nations Espoo Convention on the violations of the Convention by Belarus in the process of carrying out the international environmental impact assessment of the NPP project.

2011
March
2011.03.23

President Dalia Grybauskaitė convened a closed meeting of the Lithuanian State Defence Council to discuss Lithuania’s position on the matter to be presented at the European Council.

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2011.03.14

A day before the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, where an agreement was made as to the conditions of granting a loan of USD 10 billion for the construction of the Astravyets NPP, Lithuania submitted a second note of protest. Andrius Kubilius stated that Lithuania intended to raise the issues concerning the construction of the nuclear power plants in Belarus and Kaliningrad at the fora of the EU and the OSCE.

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2010
December
2010.12.09

Lithuania submitted a note of protest denying the public claims of Belarusian representatives that Lithuania found no faults with the environmental impact assessment of the planned nuclear power plant in Belarus.

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2010
May
2010.05

Lithuanian Government drafted and submitted a detailed 61-page-long report to Belarus. It contained a formal unequivocal objection to the location for the construction of the nuclear power plant situated in the immediate vicinity of Vilnius and also included claims on the violation of the international Espoo Convention and failure to comply with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures.

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2010
March
2010.03

A petition containing 23.000 signatures of Lithuanian citizens who objected to the location of NPP site was submitted to the Belarusian authorities, to which Belarus offered no reaction.

2009
December
2009.12

Lithuania submitted 10 questions to Belarus.

2009
September
2009.09

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures were launched.

2009
February
2009.02

Earth-moving work started on the Astravyets NPP site.

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