MEPs urge suspension of Kroes's nuclear remit

Greens say competition commissioner's support for atomic power raises questions about her impartiality

Green MEPs have urged the European commission to suspend EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes's responsibilities for nuclear issues following her remarks in support of the sector on Monday (EED 02/10/07). In an open letter to commission president José Manuel Barroso the MEPs question the impartiality of her decisions and call for a re-evaluation of the recent EU approval of French aid to a new Finnish reactor (EED 28/09/07). A spokesman for Ms Kroes told ENDS the call was "ludicrous", arguing that all decisions are taken on competition grounds. See European Greens press release.

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