The European commission strayed from its traditional neutrality on the future of nuclear power on Monday at a high-level energy conference in Madrid. The event was held to honour recently-deceased former EU energy commissioner Loyola de Palacio, who held strongly pro-nuclear views.
Competition commissioner Neelie Kroes told the conference she was "completely in favour of nuclear power", news agency AFP reported. Meanwhile energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs, also known to be a nuclear enthusiast, said EU governments needed to "have the courage to debate the issue".
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