|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||Briefing: How the EU Budget is Spent|
|Series Details||April 2017|
|Publication Date||April 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Policy-making|
Following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the EU launched several nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes (NDAP) to help Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Slovakia safely close and dismantle their early Soviet-designed reactors while acceding to the EU. The NDAPs provide financial assistance for decommissioning, dismantling and waste management projects; energy-sector projects aimed at mitigating the consequences of reactor shutdowns; and projects addressing the socio-economic consequences of decommissioning.
The European Commission estimates that between 1999 and 2020, financial support for the NDAP programmes will total approximately €3.8 billion.
Authors: Gianluca Sgueo and Matthew Parry
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria, Europe, Lithuania, Slovakia|