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23rd February, 2018

Austria challenges Paks II in ECJ

Austria has formally challenged the European Commission’s approval of Hungarian state support for the Paks nuclear power plant expansion project at the European Court of Justice, Austrian Environment Minister Elisabeth Köstinger announced on Thursday.

“Nuclear energy has no place in Europe. We will not deviate from this line by even a centimetre,” she said.

Austria acted in a similar way against Britain’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project.

Austrian environmentalists welcomed the ministry announcement.

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