March 29, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree stipulating the measures to implement international treaties on civil liability for nuclear damage. As explained in the presidential administration, this paper focuses on the enforcement of Belarus's obligations of in the field.
Alexander Lukashenko specified authorities, which will be responsible for the execution of the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage of 1963 and the Protocol amending the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage of 1997.
In addition, the decree defines the operators of the constructed nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities of the State Scientific Institution «Joint Institute for Energy and Nuclear Research — Sosni» of the National Academy of Sciences.
As Telegraf previously reported, the management of some European countries, particularly Lithuania, has repeatedly showed its concern about the projected nuclear power plant in Belarus. European officials have demanded Belarus’s compliance with all provisions of the Espoo Convention, the IAEA and other international legal acts in the nuclear field.
March 25, the European Council decided to require testing on the NPP reliability in the territory of the European Union and beyond, including the ones, that are only being planned for construction in Belarus.