Austria’s nuclear battle against Britain

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A file photo dated 26 September 1996 of the Aea Nuclear Reprocessing Plant at Dounreay Scotland.

Vienna is taking a stand against the nuclear lobby in Europe


Paradoxically for the country that is host to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria is the biggest enemy of the nuclear energy lobby in Europe.

Vienna is not ready to engage London into a battle over nuclear energy policy.

Specifically, Austria filed a complaint against at the European Court of Justice against Britain’s proposed £ 17 bn pounds (€24 bn) subsidies to private companies for the construction of two nuclear reactors. Austrian and British energy analysts agree...


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