Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha recently announced that the government will postpone the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Shkoder region until issues regarding its potential impact on the environment and territory are fully resolved, AENews reported.
Albania's government approved on Wednesday the creation of the country´s National Atomic Agency, an institution that will supervise of development of nuclear projects.
Earlier Prime Minister Sali Berisha had announced that the government was looking at the possibility of constructing a nuclear power plant.
The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, has proposed constructing a nuclear power plant in Albania. The Berlusconi government in Italy is the first strategic partner to receive his request for cooperation. Experts and analysts interpret the proposal as a joke; environmentalists again suggest alternative sources.
Today we will witness an entirely new phenomenon in Albania's public life. For the first time we will follow a protest organized by people cooperating through the Facebook. A few days ago some people in Shkoder founded a group against the project for construction of a nuclear plant in Albania. The group has now about 5,000 members. Without any previous organization and without electing any leader the people have agreed, through the Internet, to meet at 1000 hours and take part in a peaceful march against the idea of building a nuclear plant in Albania. If this agreement materializes (this still remains to be seen), then we will witness a new development that deserves a sociological and political analysis.
Croatia's Ministry of Economy has denied reports which the country would join with Albania to construct a nuclear power plant, media sources reported. According to media sources, a contract on the deal would be signed by the end of April 2009. Mazal said that at the end of March 2009, Deputy Croatian Prime Minister Damir Polancec was on an official visit to Albania when possible cooperation on constructing a nuclear plant in the country was discussed.
PODGORICA -- Croatia officials have confirmed that an agreement has been signed with Albania for the construction of a joint nuclear facility near the Montenegrin border.
Croatian Economy Ministry spokesman Tomislav Mazal told Podgorica television station Vijesti that the two governments had formed a working group of five experts each tasked with the technical implementation of this major project.
Alternattiva Demokratika yesterday appealed for the prime minister to shed light on a media report in which it was claimed that Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is considering Malta as a suitable spot for a nuclear power plant.
AD’s spokesman for sustainable development Carmel Cacopardo said the report featured in the Italian newspaper Il-Sole 24 Ore and mentioned Malta, Albania and Montenegro as possible sites for power plants. The report was compiled after a statement released in relation to Dr Gonzi and Mr Berlusconi’s meeting last week.
A number of countries in central, eastern and southeastern Europe plan to build new nuclear power reactors or extend the life of existing ones to meet growing domestic demand and replace ageing power capacity.
The plans mirror a worldwide nuclear boom as part of the solution to climate change.
ROME, May 29 (AFP) May 29, 2008 Albania is prepared to host a nuclear power plant for Italy, which decided last week to reverse a 20-year ban on the energy source, the Italian press
reported on Thursday.
"With the Italian government, we will finance the construction of a plant in Albania," Albanian President Sali Berisha told the leading daily Corriere della Sera.
MILAN (Thomson Financial) - Italy should seek to build nuclear plants in neighbouring countries facing the Adriatic Sea like Albania or Montenegro to meet energy demand in the medium term, said Giulio Tremonti, expected to become economy minister if the centre-right coalition wins the elections.