Chernobyl (4) Ever


A film by Alain de Halleux

Invitation to a film screening, debate and reception 4 May 2011, 18h30, PHS C 3 0050 The 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe raises anew the question of how to handle the consequences of the nuclear catastrophe over time, from generation to generation. The problem is not only technical, bu...


The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11

New independent study

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11 (which was presented to the Worldwatch Institute in Washington on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster) makes clear that the nuclear industry was in decline even prior to the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

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Nuclear industry

New independent study highlights accelerating decline of the nuclear industry

Preliminary findings of a new independent study on the status of the nuclear industry were presented today in the European Parliament at a press conference hosted by the Greens/EFA group (1). The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11 (the final version of which will be presented to the Worldw...

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EU budget proposal

Commission keeps head in sand and ploughs major new funding into nuclear technologies

The European Commission today presented its proposals for the EU budget 2012. The Greens hit out at proposals for a major increase in funding for the ITER nuclear fusion project, as well as cuts for energy networks among other areas. Green MEP and budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel said: "...

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Nuclear energy

Nuclear hypocrisy continues, as EP fails to call for phase-out

The European Parliament today failed spectacularly to adopt a resolution on nuclear energy, following a debate yesterday. The Greens criticised this as being blatant evidence of incapacity to respond to the nuclear desaster in Fukushima. After the vote, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: &...

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Radioactive contamination of foodstuffs

Commission to correct lax EU levels for Japanese imports, Greens urge revision of overall regulation

The European Commission yesterday announced it would be reducing the maximum permitted tolerance levels for radiation in foodstuffs imported to the EU from Japan, after the Green group raised concerns that the EU levels were less strict than those in Japan (1). The Greens urged the Commission to rev...

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EU response to the tragedy in Japan

Rebecca Harms

Question Hour with the President of the Commission/1st Question

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19377.nuclear power plant
© Robert Brown

Commission fears over imported radioactive fish

An EFA press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

RADIOACTIVITY KNOWS NO BORDERS"SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) expressed concern after the European Commission confirmed their fears over possible radioactivity in imported fish.The Commission has already required strict monitoring of all fisheries imports from regions of Jap...


Nuclear safety in Europe following the nuclear accident in Japan

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group urges Member States and EU neighbouring countries to abandon their commitment to the high-risk technology of nuclear power and, for those which already use nuclear power, to start a progressive phase-out now. They call for implementation plans and vigorous measures to move towards a renewable energy based economy. They also ask to repeal the Euratom Treaty.

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Hungary at the crossroads


Meeting the challenges

In the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU, the Greens in the European Parliament organise a two-day debate in Budapest together with LMP, their sister party in Hungary. Two major issues of concern will be on the agenda: the state of democracy in Hungary which raises legitimate questions and the protection of environment as a mean to create jobs and prosperity.


Fukushima/radiation in food

EU tolerance limits for radiation in food imports less strict than Japan; Greens demand revision

The Greens in the European Parliament have raised serious concerns about the applicable EU tolerance limits for radiation in imported foodstuffs from Japan, which are less strict than those applicable in Japan itself. The Greens called for an immediate strengthening of the maximum permitted levels f...

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Energy Council - Nuclear Safety

Proposed stress tests cannot be used to gloss over fundamental decisions on nuclear power

EU energy ministers are gathering today in an extraordinary council meeting to discuss nuclear safety in Europe in the context of the current disaster at Fukushima in Japan. The Greens have expressed concern that the proposed stress tests are being used to divert attention from more fundamental ques...