MEPs urge more aid for Slovak nuclear clean-up

Parliament calls for EU to allot €400m in 2007-13 to help decommission Soviet-era power station

MEPs have urged a near doubling of EU aid to help decommission two Soviet-designed nuclear reactors at Slovakia's Jaslovské Bohunice power station. The EU should increase funds earmarked for the plant in the 2007-13 draft budget from €237m to €400m, and give more aid after 2013, the parliament agreed on Wednesday EED 28/09/05). Separately, the parliament called on the European commission to draft guidelines on how member states should use decommissioning funds. Both resolutions carry advisory status only. See resolutions on Bohunice and decommissioning, plus commission proposal on Bohunice.

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