An MEP takes notes during the debate on nuclear energy
On Wednesday the EP debated with the Council and Commission on lessons to be drawn for nuclear safety in Europe in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear accidents. There was agreement on the need to conduct stress tests at EU plants, but some groups criticized the voluntary and national approach proposed by the Commission. Some members held anti-nuclear posters at the start of the debate to show their discontent at the use of nuclear energy in the EU.
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