Nuclear Energy – the looming dependency on Rosatom in the EU
|Author||J.Haverkamp, WISE International|
|Classification||126.96.36.199/03 (RUSSIA - EXPORT)|
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NUCLEAR ENERGY – the looming dependency on Rosatom in the EU Ir. Jan Haverkamp WISE International January 2019 Amsterdam Written in commission for The Greens/EFA in the European Paliament 1. Introduction Nuclear power has been an important factor in energy policy in Central Europe ever since the Soviet Union decided to give it a central role, based on military need and genuine pride in the prowess of socialist engineering skills. The Soviet Union motivated nuclear developments in all socialist states, and the Soviet enthusiasm inspired home grown nuclear capacity development in countries like the Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Hungary, and former Soviet states like Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia. And even in countries that were tagging a somewhat dissident line like Romania and Yugoslavia. Since that time, nuclear engineering has an almost religious status in many countries from the former Warsaw Pact, and strong relations between the nuclear sectors of these countries remain to today. This legacy was introduced into the EU with the accession of nine former Warsaw Pact countries on the 1st of May 2004 and Romania and Bulgaria following in 2007.