Posts tagged as boycott

Belarus to lose ‘hundreds of millions’

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Baltic states’ joint boycott of electricity produced at the Astravyets nuclear plant will cost Belarus “hundreds of millions of euros” in lost revenue annually, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas told LRT on Wednesday. With the Baltic states, Poland, and Ukraine saying they will boycott imports of electricity produced at the plant, the project will no longer be viable, according to Tomas Švedas, Lithuania’s former energy vice minister. “The new…

Lithuanian MPs protest outside Latvian embassy, calling to join Belarusian electricity embargo

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Several Lithuanian MPs protested outside the Latvian embassy in Vilnius on Tuesday, urging the country to back a joint Baltic boycott of Belarusian nuclear electricity. Lithuania has long called for a joint boycott of Belarusian electricity imports once the Astravyets nuclear plant becomes operational later this year. Lithuanian officials say the plant some 50 kilometres from Vilnius is unsafe and is a tool for the Kremlin to apply pressure on…

Ukraine joins Lithuania’s boycott of Belarusian nuclear energy

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ukraine has agreed to join Lithuania’s boycott of electricity from Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says. “Although there have been various statements earlier, Ukraine’s message is clear now,” said Vaičiūnas after discussing the issue with Ukraine’s acting Energy and Environment Minister Olga Buslavets on Thursday. “[Ukraine] does not plan to buy and will not buy electricity from the nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets either…

Pollution from Klaipėda plant to reach Latvia, shops to boycott company

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Most of untreated wastewater allegedly released by Grigeo’s paper plant into the Curonian Lagoon must have been carried by prevailing currents into the Baltic Sea, the mayor of the Curonian Spit municipality of Neringa said. According to Darius Jasaitis, no more than one fifth of the pollutants could have remained in the lagoon. “Eighty percent or more of the currents in the Curonian Lagoon go to the Baltic Sea, a…

India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August. Officials are hoping the elections of leaders for more than 300 councils will lend credibility amid a political vacuum and contend they will represent local interests better than former corrupt state-level…

Half of Lithuanian delegation boycotts PACE session

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Two members of Lithuania’s four-strong delegation have opted to boycott the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) session that is getting underway in Strasbourg on Monday. Emanuelis Zingeris of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats and Simonas Gentvilas of the Liberal Movement say they are thus protesting Russia’s return to PACE. In June, PACE voted in favor of restoring Russia’s voting rights which had been restricted in the…

Eurovision turns political in Israel amid boycott calls

Monday, May 13, 2019

As Israel is hosting the Eurovision song contest this week, activists have pointed to Israel’s occupation policies in Palestinian territories and calls for artists to boycott the event have been heard though not fulfilled. American news agency AP reports that Palestinian militants fired at southern Israel hundreds of rockets during a bloody round of fighting last week, raising concerns that the contest could be disrupted by violence. Also, the Palestinian-led…

Lithuania to continue to boycott May 9 Victory Day events in Russia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lithuania plans to continue to boycott May 9 events in Russia, which celebrates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany on that day, the Foreign Ministry has told BNS. Lithuanian diplomats will pay tribute to the victims of World War Two on 8 May. “The ambassador and embassy staff would lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall on May 8. This will happen this…