Merkel attacked over nuclear stance

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Series Details 18.3.11
Publication Date 18/03/2011
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Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, faced an angry opposition in parliament on the 17 March 2011, demanding she build on the emergency decree of 16 March 2011 to make seven of the country’s 17 nuclear plants idle by repealing the 2010 law extending their operating lives.

Chancellor Merkel came under fire from opposition politicians as well as the nuclear industry for her abrupt change of stance on atomic energy.

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