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July 03, 2015
Austria delays complaint against UK nuclear power plant
Vienna (AFP) June 29, 2015
Austria, which was due to file a legal complaint on Monday against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, has delayed the move by several days, a source said. Last week, the government announced it would formally challenge the subsidies for the Hinkley Point C project in the European Court of Justice on June 29. Austria argues the proposal is in breach of European law and risks distorting the energy market. "The complaint initially announced for this Monday will ... read more
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Russia, Myanmar Sign Agreement on Nuclear Energy Cooperation
Russia and Myanmar signed a memorandum on nuclear energy cooperation on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russia was represented by the head of Russia's state-r ... more

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