WISE NEWS COMMUNIQUE 493/494
June 19, 1998
The current enlargement process of the European Union offers opportunities to bring about the closure of the eastern european nuclear reactors, or at least offers possibilities to strengthen the pressure for closure of those reactors.
A majority of fifteen current EU members is de facto nuclear free or at least will become nuclear free in the near future. With the exception of France, none of the EU countries have an active program for the increase of nuclear power capacity. These countries should join power and discuss the end of EU support for nuclear energy (fission and fusion) not only in the CEE-countries but also in the west. In its 1997 Agenda 2000 the EU outlines its policy towards enlargement of the Union with 10 Central and East European countries. In this report we describe its dangerous and inconsitent policy on nuclear safety in the accession countries.