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  • Global accord on nuclear safety needed urgently – World Energy Council

    News | Climate change 09-03-2012

    A new international accord on the management and safety of nuclear power plants should be a priority for governments, an influential global energy organisation has said.

  • Bulgarians irked at Turkey’s nuclear power plan

    News | Energy 08-04-2011

    Turkey is planning to build a nuclear power station at ??neada, a small town close to the Bulgarian border on the Black Sea coast. No official Bulgarian reaction has yet been recorded, but Internet forums were overwhelmed with alarmed messages regarding the possible consequences of the decision.

  • EU to propose burying nuclear waste as safest option

    News | Energy 27-10-2010

    The European Commission will promote underground storage as the safest option for storing nuclear waste, according to a leaked proposal which has already irked environmentalists.

  • EU to table nuclear waste treatment law

    News | Energy 09-03-2010

    The European Commission will table legislative proposals on the treatment of nuclear waste by the year's end, its president José Manuel Barroso announced yesterday (8 March) during a major OECD-hosted conference on civil nuclear power in Paris.

  • Lithuania shuts Soviet-era nuclear plant

    News | Energy 04-01-2010

    Lithuania shut down its nuclear power plant in Ignalina last week, raising fears of increased energy dependency on Russia and striking a further blow to an already recession-hit economy.

  • Britain braced for ‘nuclear renaissance’ after EDF deal

    News | Energy 25-09-2008

    The UK will be able to forge ahead with plans to replace its aging nuclear power stations after state-controlled French energy group EDF and British Energy announced they had reached agreement on a takeover.

  • Bulgaria starts work on second nuclear plant

    News | Med & South 03-09-2008

    Today's first step in the construction of the country's second nuclear power plant in Belene could help Bulgaria to regain a strategic position as an electricity exporter to Southeastern Europe, writes EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria Dnevnik.

  • Germany eyes new scheme to keep old nuclear

    News | Energy 27-08-2008

    German energy giants RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall are trying to persuade politicians in Berlin to scrap a planned 15-year phase-out of the country's existing nuclear power stations, according to press reports. 

  • EU OKs contested Slovak nuclear project amid new leaks

    News | Energy 18-07-2008

    Despite recent nuclear scares in Slovenia and France, the European Commission this week gave the go-ahead for the two remaining reactors to be completed at the controversial Mochovce nuclear plant in Slovakia. The decision was widely condemned by environmental group Greenpeace. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.

  • Nuclear debate continues to stir up controversy

    News | Energy 04-07-2008

    The role that nuclear should play in the EU's energy mix was the topic of heated debate at a 2 July Brussels conference that tackled a number of issues, including nuclear financing, safety and waste management.

  • Slovene reactor scare puts spotlight on nuclear safety

    News | Energy 05-06-2008

    A coolant leak at a nuclear power plant in Slovenia has been contained, but the incident has brought renewed attention to the debate over whether nuclear offers a safe low-carbon option in the fight against climate change.

  • EU on quest to end nuclear ‘taboo’

    News | Energy 26-05-2008

    The newly-created European Nuclear Energy Forum met for the second time on 22-23 May and Italy's new government announced it will end a two-decade old moratorium on new plant construction in what is widely perceived as a nuclear 'renaissance' in the EU.