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"Return to sender" for EU nuclear package

EU governments are preparing to confirm their complete rejection of controversial directives on nuclear power station safety and radioactive waste management proposed by the European Commission (EED 14/05/04). Draft conclusions of just six brief points released by the council of ministers avoid even mentioning the directives. They simply call on the Commission to launch a new consultation on measures to achieve a high level of nuclear safety and the safe management of radioactive waste "without excluding any instrument". Ministers should endorse the conclusions next month. See draft conclusions.

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