German environment minister Svenja Schulze has joined her counterparts from Austria and Luxembourg in a call for an end to financial support for new nuclear power plants in the European Union, according to a dpa newswire report carried by Handelsblatt. The three ministers jointly call on the European Commission to take into greater consideration the positions of countries that either do not use nuclear energy, or are in the process of stopping its use. Germany’s nuclear phase-out is scheduled to be completed by 2022. In its coalition agreement, the German government had already affirmed its opposition to EU financing for new nuclear power plants.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.