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Commenting article: German Ambassador Firmly Against Bulgaria Nuclear Re-Boot

The German Ambassador to Bulgaria, Michael Geier, stated Wednesday Germany's strong opposition to the re-booting of units 3 and 4 of the Kozluduy nuclear power station, the Bulgarian information agency reported.

"Bulgaria has committed itself to shutting down units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant when it joined the European Union in 2007 and the country is expected to honour this commitment." Geier fumed.
Taro - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:19:48

His Excellence Hr. Geier is a very fine gentleman. I've met him several times.

Kosloduj will remain offline!


xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:26:21


"Kosloduj will remain offline!"

Not sure why this is a good thing for Bulgaria. How is less electricity production and fewer infrastructure jobs good for Bulgaria when energy and unemployment are both a problem?

Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:10:02

Go back to your German masters small dikc....

CJB - 4 Feb 2009 // 23:16:00

Bulgaria already produces more electricity than it needs, without these nukes and without the gas! Therefore any extra generating capacity is just about electricity exports, creating profits for the still nationalised NEK. What happens to those profits?

Re-booting this nuke will not create any jobs, except maybe for crooked accountants who will salt away the millions in extra electricity export receipts to tax havens like Luxembourg, Barbados, etc. Then when this corrupt government falls, various ministers and officials of NEK, NPP will have "nest eggs" to spend on new cars, villas in South of France, etc.

xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 23:22:18


"Therefore any extra generating capacity is just about electricity exports, creating profits for the still nationalized NEK. What happens to those profits?"

Where is the BG government to get the money to provide basic services? Since no one in Bulgaria wants to pay taxes, the government has to generate revenues by means other than taxation. If the police and the teachers and the pensioners and the farmers want more money, the government will have to sell electricity, and the more the better. Hell, they have to sell their arses to the EU to satisfy the demands of their constituents if they want to be re-elected.

Uchak - 5 Feb 2009 // 01:08:48

germans should butt out of Bg's internal affairs...just stick to feeling guilty and apologizing for past....quiet sad actually, to see German decline from Bismarck (look at picture of him real leader) and now ending up with super dumpling Frau Merkel.....ugh

resipsaloquitur - 5 Feb 2009 // 01:18:13

OTTO von BISMARcK was also fat...I pass by at his denkmal with his even fatter


every day.

Of course Germans do not want that Bulgaria owns nuclear plants...


eiskalt,emotionless Germans.

They are afraid one day may be BG will feel more close to Russia than to

Western Europe and who knows what will be produced in those nuclear plants!

xNELLIEx - 5 Feb 2009 // 01:55:41



eiskalt,emotionless Germans."

Talk about yourself! This Bulgarian LOVES the Germans and DESPISES the Russians. And most Bulgarians hate the Russians at least as much as they hate the Turkish. You are a peculiar exception.

CJB - 5 Feb 2009 // 02:32:47

It's rather naive to assume that any of the electricity export revenues actually end up paying for public services!

It is surely spent on something, rather as apparently millions of Bulgarian taxpayer's money from the budget surplus was spent on unexplained expenditure shortly before Christmas. The opposition complained about it, that the government never accounted for what it was spending large sums on just a few days before the parliamentary recess. Apparently no answers were forthcoming.

Taro - 5 Feb 2009 // 08:21:57

Of course, Bulgaria needs infrastructure, energy and jobs. I would be the last one who would deny this.
But why not create jobs with green energy? Why only with technology from yesterday with so much risk to the environment and no solution for the waste problem?

And btw, energy wouldn't become more cheaper.


xNELLIEx - 5 Feb 2009 // 13:51:20


"But why not create jobs with green energy?"

Developed countries got rich using not too "green" but cheap and effective sources of energy. Now that they are developed and rich, they can afford to become "green". Developed countries are now trying to deny these cheap and effective forms of energy to poor and developing countries because they are not "green"? Most developing, poor countries can't afford "green". If you want that, go back to Germany.

You are thinking like Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank, the US liberals.

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