About: Chernobyl

Global Europe 26-04-2022

EU says Russia’s war risks nuclear disaster on Chernobyl anniversary

The European Union warned Tuesday (26 April) that Russia's invasion of Ukraine risks setting off a fresh nuclear disaster in Europe, 36 years after the accident at the Chernobyl plant.
Europe's East 28-03-2022

Ukraine insists on territorial integrity as Turkey talks loom

With peace talks between Russia and Ukraine set to take place in Turkey this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insisted on the territorial integrity of his country after earlier suggesting he was ready for a compromise.
Energy 04-03-2022

Ukraine looks to EU and US to prevent nuclear disaster, ensure energy security

The government in Kyiv is looking to the West to protect its energy security and prevent a nuclear disaster after Russian forces in Ukraine seized the country’s largest nuclear power plant overnight.
Energy 15-07-2019

EU co-finances new arch for Chernobyl

Reactor 4 of the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with a new arch and is the largest mobile structure ever built by humans. This time, it has been co-financed by the EU. EURACTIV's media partner Euroefe reports.
Energy 04-11-2016

Global industry report dispels myth of ‘nuclear renaissance’

Nuclear energy is being outstripped by renewable energy globally, but despite safety risks and rising costs of new generation reactors, there is still no end in sight for nuclear power - also in Europe. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Energy 20-09-2016

EU’s ex-Soviet nuclear reactors’ decommissioning over-budget and behind schedule

A slew of USSR-era nuclear reactors within the EU are years behind schedule in decommissioning and still require billions in funding, a damning Court of Auditors report found today (20 September).
Energy 02-05-2016

Germany’s nuclear providers set to be hit with massive atomic phase out bill

German energy companies should pay €23.34 billion into a state fund to finance the country's phase out of nuclear power. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 03-02-2016

Environmentalist: Belgium ignoring lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Germany's Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has conducted talks with the Belgian government on extending the lifespan of its two nuclear power stations. They agreed to strengthen cooperation on nuclear safety. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's East 09-10-2015

Nobel Prize in literature goes to journalist from Belarus

Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and dissident writer, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday (8 October) “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time", the Swedish Academy announced.
Europe's East 28-04-2015

EU-Ukraine summit clouded by worsening violence

Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit.
Energy 21-03-2012

Ukraine, EU: An incomplete debate on nuclear energy

For some people in Ukraine, it has been striking to see how little awareness and discussion there is in Europe about Kyiv's plans to expand the lifetime of 12 old nuclear reactors, right on the doorstep of the EU and most likely at European taxpayers’ expense, writes Iryna Holovko, an environmental campaigner in Ukraine.
Economy & Jobs 03-11-2011

Yanukovych denounces Chernobyl protestors

Hundreds of Chernobyl cleanup veterans outraged at planned benefit cuts have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament, prompting President Viktor Yanukovych to claim that armed attacks were being planned on the authorities.
Climate change 26-04-2011

Chernobyl remembered, Fukushima protested

Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident at its Chernobyl plant today (26 April), as global protests sparked by leaks from reactors at Japan's Fukushima plant continued.
Energy 19-04-2011

Ukraine Minister: Lessons of Chernobyl must be learned, but nuclear should not be abandoned

Ukraine is dedicated to concluding its free trade negotiations with the EU - without joining Russia's project for a Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan - and hopes Japan and other nations will heed the lessons of Chernobyl as they deal with the aftermath of Fukushima, says Ukraine's Deputy Economy Minister Valery Piatnitsky in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Energy 19-04-2011

EU helps finance new Chernobyl sarcophagus

Ukraine is looking to the world today (19 April) to pledge more funds to help it contain the consequences of history's worst nuclear accident. The EU, which has so far committed the lion's share to Chernobyl-related projects, committed another €110 million for a new sarcophagus, sealing the damaged reactor at least until the end of the century.
Global Europe 18-03-2011

EU offers to help cool down Fukushima reactors

The EU will formally offer to help Japan cool down stricken reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the European Commission announced today (18 March). The issue will be discussed in more depth at an extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers to be held on Monday.
Climate change 15-12-2000

EU finances Ukrainian nuclear reactors

Commission approves controversial loan to replace the last operable reactor at Chernobyl.
Med & South 05-06-2000

Clinton ends European tour

President Clinton ended his European tour with an historic speech to the Russian Duma