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Following the recent debate – Nuclear wave: perspectives for the 21th century – organized by the European Movement International in association with ENEL on the 2nd July 2008, here is a short compilation of each speakers’ most interesting interventions and statements on this “heated issue”. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/uBgIh_Ff6us” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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In here introductory speech, Ninna Commeau – Adviser to Deputy Director General, DG Energy and Transport – European Commission – clearly stated the importance for the EU to maintain and develop the nuclear energy sector. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1TgtgEY5EC0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Some years ago, speaking about nuclear energy was more or less a bad word.… » read more

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Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of the nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xG57PUo3lBI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: Italy has recently ended the turmoil over the construction of nuclear plants. Can you tell us briefly how this is evolving? And is the view of the Italian population… » read more

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At the European Movement’s ‘Speak Up Energy’ event on 16 April 2008, Marie-Christine Jalabert, Deputy Head of Unit in the European Commission’s DG TREN, explained the reciprocity clause in the proposal for the Third Energy Package: We have one goal: to prevent a possible non-EU company from putting the assets on the market. If a… » read more

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System reliability and legitimacy for the release of rules governing the sector are at stake when the Commission moves to a liberalisation of the electricity transmission market, says Marcel Bial, Secretary General with UCTE, the Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity. “There is today no legal way, no tool to enforce codes” such… » read more

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