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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12306

30 July 2019
Contents Publication in full By article 12 / 21
COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU / Environment
Law extending life of 2 Belgian nuclear power plants, only an imperative reason for supply of electricity could justify its provisional maintenance
Brussels, 29/07/2019 (Agence Europe)

Although the Belgian law extending the activities of the Doel 1 and Doel 2 nuclear power plants by 10 years was adopted without a prior environmental impact assessment – an assessment required by EU legislation – it is not excluded that its effects may be maintained temporarily and exceptionally, if the continuation is justified by the imperative need to remove a real and serious threat of disruption of electricity supply, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in a...

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