Report on the implementation of the work under the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme to Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia in 2018

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Series Details COM (2019) 215
Publication Date 03/05/2019
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Report presented on 3 May 2019 by the European Commission reviewing the implementation of the European Union's nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia during 2018.

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When they acceded to the EU, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania committed to shutting down eight nuclear reactors before the end of their scheduled lifetime. The EU itself committed to providing financial assistance for safely decommissioning those reactors. Two Council Regulations were adopted in December 2013 to provide support to these decommissioning programmes in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020.

In June 2018 the Commission concluded in its mid-term evaluation report that these Member States had made effective and efficient progress in decommissioning their respective nuclear power plants. Based on a revision of the detailed decommissioning plans, the mid-term evaluation report confirmed that no additional funding is needed in the current MFF (2014-2020) and that the programmes should be continued after 2020.

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