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Nuclear safety

The European Commission is today set to present long-awaited plans for revising EU rules on nuclear safety. The Greens expressed regret at the major shortcomings in the proposal, with Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stating: "Today's proposals to revise EU nuclear safety legislation are s...
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EU summit

Commenting on outcome of today's summit of EU heads of state and government, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: "This summit, which should have prioritised progress on long-overdue measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance in the EU, has been overshadowed by the red herring of ene...
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EU summit

Ahead of tomorrow's EU summit and anticipated conclusions on energy policy and prices, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “EU leaders must resist the urge to take a step back into our energy past. After all the recent progress we have made away from dirty fossil fuels and risky nuclear po...
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Energising Europe and Spain sustainably

WATCH THE RECORDED STREAM OF THE CONFERENCE - Friday 10 May 9:45-12:30WATCH THE RECORDED STREAM OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE Opening 09:45 Introduction & ModerationRebecca Harms, Co-President, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament  Energy policy in Spain10:00-11:00 Ho...
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Chernobyl/EU nuclear funds

In the context of this Friday's 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Greens have hit out at proposed funding from the European Commission aimed at keeping outdated nuclear reactors in Ukraine online. Commenting on the funding proposals, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: ...

The truth about the EU nuclear stress tests

After the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima energy commissioner Oettinger promised comprehensive safety tests for the EU reactor fleet. But instead we got the EU nuclear stress tests that ignored important risks like aging plants and material fatigue, airplane crashes, terrorist attacks or sabotage. Also human failure or the combination of…
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Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in Belgian Nuclear Plants Doel-3 and Tihange-2

An updated study on the fissures in Belgian nuclear reactors, which have led to the shutdown of reactors at Doel and Tihange, will be presented at this press conference. The operators of these nuclear power plants are currently carrying out additional tests on the reactors and have a deadline of end of March 2013 to present the results of…
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Greens/EFA Round-up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CAP reform, greenhouse gas emissions, European venture capital funds, economic governance, radioactive contamination of drinking water, the debate on the future EU budget,...
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Safe drinking water

The European Parliament today adopted a report on radioactive contamination in drinking water, setting out its opinion on draft EU rules as part of a consultation process. The report, by Green draftsperson/rapporteur Michèle Rivasi calls for the legal base for the draft legislation to be changed to...
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No stress, nuclear tests