European Commission Decides on Belene in WeeksРубрика: General news Източник:
In a few weeks the European Commission is to take a decision on the NPP Belene project.
"It does not matter whether the technology used in the construction of Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant "Belene" is Russian, French or of some other country. We will approve of the project provided that the environment impact assessment of the power plant meets the EU standards," said EU Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs during talks with Bulgaria's Energy Minister Petar Dimitrov.
"If Brussels gives green light to Belene project, Bulgaria will be able to apply to Euratom and the European Investment Bank for cheap loans for the construction of the power plant," Mr. Piebalgs said also.
He also said that Bulgaria might receive bigger compensations for the decommissioning for power units 1 and 4 of NPP Kozloduy than the ones provided in Bulgaria's EU Accession Treaty.
"The currently provided compensations for the decommissioning of the power units are far from enough and the issue will be raised by PM Sergey Stanishev on the first oncoming meeting of the Prime Ministers of the EU member states," Minister Dimitrov said.