Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in Belgian Nuclear Plants Doel-3 and Tihange-2

A report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

In August 2012 the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) informed the public about the finding of thousands of flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Doel 3. Similar flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Tihange 2 were revealed in September 2012.

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Vote with no!

Anti-nuclear campaign for the referendum in Bulgaria


EU energy market

Commission looks to give leg-up to nuclear and coal but undermine renewable energy

The European Commission will today publish its communication on the European internal energy market. The Greens hit out at the communication, which fails to address the unfair support for coal and nuclear power, and seeks to undermine renewable energy sources. Commenting on the communication, Green ...

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Nuclear energy questioned by citizens

A debate in European Parliament’s Committee of Petitions

Last week the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament hosted a debate about the nuclear energy in the European Union, based on some of the petitions received in the last months, concretely four. To start with, a broader debate on the EU’s position and role concerning nuclear energy took ...


Nuclear safety cooperation

Safety not the focus as MEPs vote on EU nuclear relations with other countries

The EP's energy committee today adopted its opinion on the EU's 'Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation', which is supposed to provide support for nuclear safety activities in third countries. The Greens regretted the outcome of the vote, which failed to call for the funds to be directed towards ...

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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8-12 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the committee votes on EU budget and future financing 2014-20, regulating offshore oil and gas exploration, keeping track of greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear safety and cooperation with other countries, tackling insider dealing and market manipulation, animal transport and welfare

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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 58 - October 2012


Nuclear stress tests

Serious safety concerns but no stress for nuclear industry as Commission dodges tough questions

The final report of the disputed EU nuclear stress tests, proposed by the European Commission in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, is expected to be adopted by the Commission tomorrow. Leaked drafts of the stress tests confirm that large numbers of nuclear reactors in Europe are deficient in ...

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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 1-5 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the EU budget for 2013, dodgy Nuclear stress tests, Nanomaterials, GMO health risks and discussions on the future of Europe.

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10 - 14 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include illegal CIA activities, energy saving, limiting pollution from shipping, tackling corporate tax avoidance, Russia and the rule of law, sustainable fisheries and consumption, democratic rollback in Romania...

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Anti-nuclear bus

Rebecca Harms, Claude Turmes