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New legal challenge for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

03 July 2015

A group of ten German and Austrian renewable energy suppliers and municipalities plans to file a lawsuit against European Commission approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

German nuclear fuel duty is legal, says European court

Nuclear Policies

05 June 2015

Germany's tax on nuclear fuel conforms to European Union laws, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday.

Ukraine and Poland agree to push for integrated grids

Corporate

23 March 2015

Ukraine-Poland March 2015 - 48Energoatom, Ukrenergo and Polenergia have signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to export electricity via European grids. Energoatom which operates all of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, said the agreement will make it possible to use all its available nuclear capacity and attract funds for the completion of the third and fourth reactors of its Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

EU funds diversification of Russian reactor fuel supply

Uranium and Fuel

29 June 2015

Westinghouse Electric Company and eight European consortium partners announced today that they have received €2 million ($2.2 million) in funding from the European Union "to establish the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU". The move means that operators of Russian-built reactors in the EU will not have to rely solely on Russia's Rosatom for nuclear fuel supply.

Euratom approves Paks II fuel supply contract

Uranium and Fuel

21 April 2015

Janos Lazar - 48 (Hungarian PMs Office)Euratom, the nuclear watchdog of the European Union, has approved a contract between Hungary and Russia on nuclear fuel supply for the Paks II expansion project. János Lázár, cabinet chief of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's chief of staff, said the European Commission had officially informed the Hungarian government the same day that the Euratom Supply Agency has signed the contract between the two countries.

Paks nuclear expansion needs new fuel terms

Uranium and Fuel

16 March 2015

Paks - new unit location 48Hungary must renegotiate the fuel supply portion of a deal for two Russian reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant after terms proved unacceptable to the Euratom Supply Agency.