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Energoatom is currently unable to serve loans from European institutions. Even though a European Commission study assessed the company’s credit worthiness Ukrainian taxpayers now have to pay back part of the loans. by Ana-Maria Seman, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog Difficulties are piling up for Ukraine’s state nuclear operator Energoatom whose accounts remain frozen since… » read more

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Ahead of a referendum in the Netherlands on the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, Olexi Pasyuk from the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discusses the agreement’s importance for Ukraine’s civil society and why Europe must still improve how it engages with the country. by Olexi Pasyuk, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (The… » read more

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Current EU support is not just a distraction from the energy path Ukraine needs to take, it also puts countless communities in Ukraine and abroad at risk. by Iryna Holovko, Ukrainian campaigner for Bankwatch (cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog) European decision makers had good intentions, but in their efforts to help ensure Ukraine’s energy security,… » read more

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A leaked document, published here for the first time, that outlines the Slovenian government’s priorities for the EU’s Energy Union reveals a potential conflict with what the European Commission has on offer. Yet, neither promises ambitious strides towards more renewables. by Markus Trilling, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. Tomislav Tkalec from Focus, Slovenia contributed to… » read more

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More clarity is needed regarding the Energy Union’s priorities for the Czech Republic. by Ondrej Pasek, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (Image by epp group – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). The European Commission has been hard at work devising the EU’s new energy strategy. It is touted as an ambitious new path for a unified, sustainable… » read more

Hungarian MEP Edit Herczog (PES), a speaker at the conference, gives us her impression at the discussions of the event. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/JWBYqjYzDvo” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: What did you think of the conference? What did you think about the discussions? A: I really liked it because the arguments came to the table and it… » read more

Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6qFozeMl8rg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: So you are positive and optimistic about the direction? How do you see it from the view point of ENEL – development in the future in terms of new plans… » read more

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