Bulgaria's Nuclear Abilities "Obstructed" by EU

Politics | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria has emerged as a European energy powerhouse and a key supplier of cleanly generated electricity to its neighbours, reads an International Herald Tribune article.

Still, it points out that the European Commission is trying to blackmail Bulgaria in a way that will undermine this capacity.

Exported Bulgarian kilowatts have become crucial for the countries of the former Yugoslavia, and Greece will need Bulgaria's cross-border transmissions in August during the Olympics, John B. Ritch, the author of the article, points out.

Ritch also pinpointed that half of Bulgaria's electricity comes from nuclear reactors, underlining that in recent years, Bulgaria has upgraded its technical amenities.

The Balkan country upheld its side of the bargain in 2002 by deactivating two old-model reactors to comply with EU demands.

Ritch, who was, US ambassador to the IAEA from 1993 to 2001, and is now director general of the London-based World Nuclear Association said that now the European Commission insists that two much newer power plants be shut down in 2006.
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