Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

Picture shows development land where the reactors of Hinkly C nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be built, in 2013Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against state subsidies for Britain’s planned new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the government in Vienna said Tuesday. “We cannot accept that a technology such as this being portrayed through subsidies as being modern, sustainable and future-oriented,” Chancellor Werner Faymann said after a cabinet meeting. The complaint, which Vienna had already threatened in September and which will be filed next Monday, “is also of symbolic value against nuclear power,” the centre-left Faymann said.

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