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July 07, 2015
Austria files EU complaint against UK nuclear plant
Vienna (AFP) July 6, 2015
Austria said on Monday it has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-approved state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain. "Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states. This is not the case with nuclear power," Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a statement. Despite opposition from activists and several member states, the European Commission approved the Hinkley Point C project in southwest ... read more
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