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Nuclear Energy – the looming dependency on Rosatom in the EU

AuthorJ.Haverkamp, WISE International
DateMarch 2019
Classification (RUSSIA - EXPORT)

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NUCLEAR ENERGY – the looming dependency on Rosatom in the EU
Ir. Jan Haverkamp
WISE International
January 2019
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.