Astravets Nuclear Power Plant.

The European Commission expressed regret that Belarus had decided to start operating the Astravets nuclear power plant, “without fulfilling all the safety recommendations contained in the 2018 EU stress test report”. “While the decision on commercial licensing of the Astravets plant is the responsibility of the national authorities, under the supervision of the national regulator, it is necessary to ensure maximum safety of the plant’s operation. This is even more imperative, given its proximity to the EU border and to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, ” said Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy.

The European Commission insists that Belarus deals with the nuclear safety of the Astravets NPP in full transparency, including ENSREG expert verification.