Polish Briefing 8 January, 2018 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Lithuania spoke to Poles about solving the Mažeikai dispute

What goes on in Poland on the 8th of January.

Lithuania spoke to Poles about solving the Mažeikai dispute

Prime minister Saulius Skvernelis has gone to Mažeikai where he met Michał Rudnicki, new CEO of Orlen Lietuva managed by Polish oil company Orlen.

As prime minister’s spokesman Tomas Beržinskas informed, company’s investment plans and reconstruction of railway to Renge (the piece that the European Commission fined Lithuanian Railways by €28 million for) Lithuanian Railways is going to rebuild the rails in 2019.

– This Polish investment is significant for Lithuania’s energy security and we are happy to say that thanks to businesslike relations with the Lithuanian Railways, both sides find the cooperation constructive – said Beržinskas to BNS agency.

Michał Rudnicki has worked for Orlen Lietuva since 2006. He was born in Poland, but has lived in Vilnius for years. He speaks fluently Lithuanian.

Accident in an Ukrainian nuclear power plant. Polish Nuclear Agency calms

An event in the Chmielnicki nuclear power plant in Ukraine is not dangerous – Polish Nuclear Agency informed. On Wednesday morning, the unit has been cut off from the networking system.

According to international INES scale, this event has been qualified as zero (no influence on safety). It did not cause a radiological threat either – PAA wrote in a communique.

INES scale has seven steps and measures nuclear and radiological accidents. 1 in INES scales is anomaly causing disruption of normal work in the object. 7 in INES scale is a huge accident.