Europe in crisis as energy row risks tearing EU apart – countries split over nuclear power

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However, Ricarda Lang, deputy co-leader of the German Green party, said: “To classify nuclear power, which is a high-risk technology, as sustainable is like saying in food labels: alcohol is particularly healthy or chocolate is particularly rich in vitamins.”

Germany’s Environment Minister Steffi Lemke, also a Green politician, said it would be “absolutely wrong” to include nuclear energy on the list, arguing that it “can lead to devastating environmental catastrophes”.

Robert Habeck, the German Climate Minister and Green politician, said: “We do not foresee approval.”

However, German sentiments towards nuclear power are believed to be in a minority across the wider EU, and the proposal is expected to pass.



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