SNP condemns European deep level nuclear dumping proposals

An EFA press release by MEP Ian Hudghton (SNP)

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) condemned proposals from the European Commission for EU member states to dispose of nuclear waste by means of deep geological burial. The suggestions come in proposed new EU legislation on the management of radioactive waste. Mr Hudghton attacked ...


Nuclear waste

EU Commission seeks to bury real concerns with proposals on nuclear waste

EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger today presented proposals for a new directive setting out EU rules on nuclear waste management and disposal. Green MEPs have expressed concern that the proposals fail to deal with crucial aspects of the nuclear waste issue. Commenting on the proposals, Gree...

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Turkey in Europe


Enlarged Bureau Meeting of the Green/EFA Group

The Greens/EFA organise a two-day public conference in Istanbul to discuss about key issues such as the energy security in Turkey and in the European Union - including nuclear energy aspects, the democratisation process of Turkey in the light of a new Constitution and the issue of European Culture.


EU state aid and competition law

German pact on nuclear expansion potentially in conflict with EU law, Greens claim

The Greens in the European Parliament today presented an assessment of the decision by the German government on the life extension of nuclear power plants (1). The analysis raises serious question marks about the decision and the related pact concluded with four major energy utilities, notably on it...

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Extended lifetime of German nuclear reactors

Written question to the Commission


EU budget and ITER

MEPs vote to reduce planned spending on ballooning nuclear fusion project

The EU budget committee voted last night to reduce proposed spending on the ITER nuclear fusion project under the EU budget for 2011 (1). Green MEPs welcomed the vote but argued that scrapping the project, which is facing higher-than-planned costs, would be the most logical solution. After the vote,...

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Funding gap for nuclear fusion puts important EU 2020 projects at risk

Today the Council for Agriculture adopted the conclusions on the future financing of the nuclear fusion project ITER as an 'A-item' without debate. Rebecca Harms, president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments: "Today's decision to reaffirm the commitment to the ITER proj...

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Green MEPs condemn arrest of anti-nuclear activists in Ankara

The Greens in the European parliament today condemned the arrest of anti-nuclear activists from all over Turkey yesterday in Ankara. The demonstrators wanted to call on the Members of the Turkish National Assembly to say no to a nuclear deal with Russia (1). Commenting on the events, Hélène Flautr...


Nuclear energy

Greens criticise Finnish nuclear power push

Green MEPs have criticised the decision of the Finnish parliament to push ahead with the development of two nuclear reactors, in spite of the major problems encountered in the ongoing development of the Olkiluoto 3 reactor.