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Cross-border nuclear safety, liability and cooperation in the European Union

11-02-2019

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, aims at gaining deeper insights into the legal aspects of cross border nuclear safety and cooperation in the European Union. It analyses the legal framework of nuclear safety as well as the liability and insurance schemes for nuclear accidents. The study examines the current liability and insurance framework and formulates possibilities for ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, aims at gaining deeper insights into the legal aspects of cross border nuclear safety and cooperation in the European Union. It analyses the legal framework of nuclear safety as well as the liability and insurance schemes for nuclear accidents. The study examines the current liability and insurance framework and formulates possibilities for a further involvement of the EU in the liability regime. Specific attention is paid to citizen and NGO involvement in decision-making concerning nuclear power plants. The study analyses the case law in that respect and formulates various recommendations to improve the regime concerning cross-border nuclear safety, liability and corporation in the EU.

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Prof.Dr. Michael G. FAURE, Dr. Kévine KINDJI

Seguridad de las instalaciones nucleares de Bielorrusia

02-06-2016

Treinta años después del accidente de Chernóbil en la vecina Ucrania, Bielorrusia está construyendo su primera central nuclear. Está previsto que la primera unidad entre en funcionamiento en 2018 con ayuda rusa. No obstante, a medida que el proyecto avanza, los problemas de seguridad van en aumento.

Treinta años después del accidente de Chernóbil en la vecina Ucrania, Bielorrusia está construyendo su primera central nuclear. Está previsto que la primera unidad entre en funcionamiento en 2018 con ayuda rusa. No obstante, a medida que el proyecto avanza, los problemas de seguridad van en aumento.

Turkey's megaprojects: Opportunities and concerns

26-01-2016

In the past five years, the Turkish leadership has announced a series of megaprojects, the purpose of which is both to support national development, and to gain a place for the country in the world's top ten economies. The main megaprojects include the 'Canalistanbul', which will create an additional shipping channel from the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, a new airport, with the ambition to be the busiest in the world, a third bridge across the Bosphorus in Istanbul, as well as nuclear power plants ...

In the past five years, the Turkish leadership has announced a series of megaprojects, the purpose of which is both to support national development, and to gain a place for the country in the world's top ten economies. The main megaprojects include the 'Canalistanbul', which will create an additional shipping channel from the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, a new airport, with the ambition to be the busiest in the world, a third bridge across the Bosphorus in Istanbul, as well as nuclear power plants and major pipelines across the country. These projects have led to major debates within Turkish society, as they are planned by the central government with little input from local communities. In addition there is controversy because of their potential impact on the environment, in an area of considerable seismic risk. These two dimensions were criticised in the European Commission's most recent report on Turkey's progress towards EU accession, published in November 2015. In June 2015, the European Parliament criticised Turkey's stance on freedom of speech, which is key to the possibilities for informing and consulting with civil society on large infrastructure developments such as the megaprojects.

ITER: the nuclear fusion project

28-09-2011

ITER is a €15 billion, 35-year project to build an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor, which could serve as a basis for a future, larger scale demonstration power source…

ITER is a €15 billion, 35-year project to build an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor, which could serve as a basis for a future, larger scale demonstration power source…

Nuclear safety in the EU

01-04-2011

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, there is renewed concern for nuclear safety in the EU. The German government has moved swiftly to close seven of its older reactors, while at EU level, the Commissioner is pushing for "stress tests" on all 143 of the EU's reactors.

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, there is renewed concern for nuclear safety in the EU. The German government has moved swiftly to close seven of its older reactors, while at EU level, the Commissioner is pushing for "stress tests" on all 143 of the EU's reactors.

Possible Toxic Effects from the Nuclear Reprocessing Plants at Sellafield (UK) and Cap de la Hague (France)

01-11-2001

The principal aim of this report is to assist the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament in its consideration of Petition 393/95 brought by Dr. W. Nachtwey. The Petition expresses concerns about radioactive discharges from nuclear reprocessing plants at Sellafield in the UK and La Hague in France, and their possible adverse health effects.

The principal aim of this report is to assist the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament in its consideration of Petition 393/95 brought by Dr. W. Nachtwey. The Petition expresses concerns about radioactive discharges from nuclear reprocessing plants at Sellafield in the UK and La Hague in France, and their possible adverse health effects.

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Schneider, M., Coeytaux, X., Faïd, Y.B., Marignac, Y., Rouy, E. (WISE, Paris, France) ; Thompson, G. (IRSS, Cambridge, USA) ; Fairlie, I., Lowry, D., Sumner, D. (Independent consultants)

Towards a Re-Orientation of National Energy Policies in the EU ? Germany as a Case Study

15-11-1999

The study seeks to give a brief summary of the extent to which tax policy could play a greater role in the Community's future strategy in the area of energy and environmental policy. It describes possible models for an environmental tax reform, looking in particular at the expenditure side. In this connection it is shown what advantages might be expected if the income from an 'environmental tax' is used to reduce labour costs, e.g. for innovative projects.

The study seeks to give a brief summary of the extent to which tax policy could play a greater role in the Community's future strategy in the area of energy and environmental policy. It describes possible models for an environmental tax reform, looking in particular at the expenditure side. In this connection it is shown what advantages might be expected if the income from an 'environmental tax' is used to reduce labour costs, e.g. for innovative projects.

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Paul J.J. Welfens (Europäisches Institut für Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, Potsdam, Germany), Bernd Meyer (GWS and Universität Osnabrück, Germany), Wolfgang Pfaffenberger (Bremer Energie-Institut, Germany), Piotr Jasinski (Oxecon, Oxford, UK) and Andre Jungmittag (Fraunhofer ISI Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung, Karlsruhe, Germany)

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