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Funds on condition for EU decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

03 January 2014

More European Union money will go to decommission nuclear reactors in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania, but the bloc's Council of Ministers has requested tighter project management.

Chaos in Bulgarian energy

Nuclear Policies

20 February 2013

Borisov, February 2013 72x48An energy crisis has triggered mass demonstrations, the resignation of the Bulgarian government and cyber attacks on electricity distributor CEZ. A long-running failure to maintain generating capacity underlies the country's problems.

EU raps knuckles over decommissioning failures

Waste and Recycling

24 January 2013

Cost overruns, delays, lack of coordination, diffused responsibilities and poor priority setting are among a list of defects in nuclear decommissioning programs in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia identified in a resolution passed by a European Parliament committee.

AP1000 for Kozloduy

New Nuclear

16 December 2013

Kozloduy 5 and 6 (KNPP)_48Bulgarian Energy Holding is to enter exclusive talks with Westinghouse and Toshiba towards the construction of an AP1000 as the seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

'Yes' vote for Bulgarian nuclear

Nuclear Policies

28 January 2013

Voters in Bulgaria's referendum have chosen a path of nuclear development for the country's future, although the matter remains with a government that is yet to commit to Belene or an alternative plan for Kozloduy.

ASE boosts Belene claim


11 September 2012

Russian reactor builder AtomStroyExport (ASE) has increased its claim against Bulgaria's National Electricity Company to €1.0 billion ($1.3 billion) following the Bulgarian government's decision to scrap the Belene plant project.