NGO wins EU inquiry into Slovak nuclear fund

Friends of the Earth Europe has claimed victory in a campaign to get the EU to investigate what it alleges are illegal Slovak subsidies to nuclear energy. The European Commission has told the group it will investigate a proposal to supplement a nuclear plant decommissioning fund by raising electricity prices once it has been finalised. FoE claims the Slovak government sought to bypass EU state aid rules. The group is campaigning for for tougher EU measures preventing governments from subsidising the nuclear industry (EED 09/06/05). See FoE press release and Commission letter.

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