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25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As has been underlined on many occasions, we are living in deeply uncertain times. Our world faces complex challenges and threats that put at risk all we have achieved and all our hopes for the future. The global economy remains weak. While we may have agreed on the threat that climate change poses, we are […]

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#Nuclear: 'Financing projects in nuclear energy through Juncker Investment Plan is nonsense' say S&D MEPs

#Nuclear: 'Financing projects in nuclear energy through Juncker Investment Plan is nonsense' say S&D MEPs

S&D MEPs today (18 May) warned that it would be nonsense to put money from the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) into the nuclear energy sector. “Such a plan would be in breach with the spirit of  EFSI. The Commission and the European Investment Bank need to honour what was agreed in the Regulation,” […]

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#Nuclear industry: Leaked EU Commission paper foresees major expansion of nuclear power

#Nuclear industry: Leaked EU Commission paper foresees major expansion of nuclear power

A draft paper from the EU’s Sustainable Energy Technology Plan, which is being steered by the European Commission, was leaked in the German media on 17 May. The paper argues for the expansion of nuclear power and builds on an analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illustrative Programme – […]

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#Chernobyl: Ahead of 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster EU steps up contribution to nuclear safety

#Chernobyl: Ahead of 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster EU steps up contribution to nuclear safety

Today (25 April) the European Commission will pledge to the Nuclear Safety Account fund the largest part of the €45 million expected from the G7 and the European Commission in addition to the existing support. This fund supports in particular the safe decommissioning of units one to three of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which […]

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Deadline for agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme nears as Tehran’s intransigence on nuclear sites inspection remains

Deadline for agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme nears as Tehran’s intransigence on nuclear sites inspection remains

By Yossi Lempkowicz As the 30 June deadline nears for an agreement between the world powers in the P5+1 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran over its nuclear program, it appears more and more that Iranian intransigence makes such a deal unlikely. Iran and the P5+1 agreed a framework to a comprehensive […]

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Moscow accused of trying to ‘undermine’ nuclear industry in Ukraine

Moscow accused of trying to ‘undermine’ nuclear industry in Ukraine

Moscow has been accused of trying to “undermine” Ukraine’s nuclear industry by suggesting that only Russian fuel can be used in its nuclear power plants. The suggestions, which come on the eve of key energy talks on Thursday (19 March) and Friday among European Union leaders, have been dismissed as “misleading” by the EU-Ukraine Business […]

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Fighting terrorism at EU level: Overview of Commission’s actions, measures and initiatives

Fighting terrorism at EU level: Overview of Commission’s actions, measures and initiatives

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is Europe’s role in the fight against terrorism, which is principally a national competence? What does the EU do to support member states’ efforts? In 2010 the European Commission adopted an Internal Security Strategy for the period from 2010 to 2014. In the coming months, a European Agenda on Security will be adopted, as […]

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