PISM Strategic File no. 8 (71): Straw in the Wind: State Aid for Nuclear Energy in the UK and Lessons for Visegrad Countries
15 APR 2015 Strategic File
The next issue of PISM Strategic Files by Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk and Miłosz Wiatrowski With as many as 12 EU Member States currently considering investment in nuclear builds, the European Commission’s decision finding the UK’s support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant as being compatible with the EU state aid law was met with relief not only by Whitehall, but also by governments across the European Union. Yet latest EU-British settlement is a point of reference, not a silver bullet. EU countries interested in new nuclear power plants, including those in the Visegrad Group, should draw lessons from the Commission’s decision, and at the same time explore variant possibilities of state support. PISM Strategic File no. 8 (71)

The next issue of PISM Strategic Files by Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk and Miłosz Wiatrowski

With as many as 12 EU Member States currently considering investment in nuclear builds, the European Commission’s decision finding the UK’s support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant as being compatible with the EU state aid law was met with relief not only by Whitehall, but also by governments across the European Union. Yet latest EU-British settlement is a point of reference, not a silver bullet. EU countries interested in new nuclear power plants, including those in the Visegrad Group, should draw lessons from the Commission’s decision, and at the same time explore variant possibilities of state support.