EU Financial assistance for the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia
Achievements and future challenges. Special Report No 16, 2011
In the framework of the EU accession negotiations, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia committed to the early closure and decommissioning of eight nuclear reactors, thus facing a significant production capacity loss. The Court assessed the effectiveness of the EU financial assistance (2 850 million euro up to now) in supporting recipient countries’ efforts to decommission their closed nuclear reactors and to address the consequences of the early closure. The Court found that progress has been slow, no comprehensive assessment of future needs exists, and available funding is plainly insufficient.... The Court recommended making conditional any further support upon an evaluation of the EU added value.
- Corporate author(s): European Court of Auditors Themes: Community finance, Nuclear energy and safety
- Subject: audit, Bulgaria, decommissioning of power stations, Lithuania, nuclear power station, nuclear safety, Slovakia