Minister rules out construction of nuclear plant

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

JAGODINA -- Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection Zorana Mihajlović says that the construction of a nuclear power plant in Serbia is out of question.

Mihajlović dismissed the possibility of building a nuclear power plant in Serbia not only for environmental reasons but also because the construction would be extremely expensive.

In addition to this, Serbia lacks experts in this field, and the issue of radioactive waste would also come to the forefront, Mihajlović said in a TV panel discussion held Thursday evening in Jagodina.

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Russian-backed nuclear plant "more than hypothetical"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

MOSCOW -- The prospects for cooperation between Serbia and Russia are better than ever, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić said ahead of his visit to Russia.

“We created the prerequisites for the closest possible cooperation between our two countries and peoples. Our presidents - Putin and Nikolić - have recently signed the declaration on strategic partnership, Serbia has quite high trade with the Russian Federation, and our economy is linked to the Russian market,” Mrkić told Itar-Tass.

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Commission to investigate nuclear facility experiment

Thursday, May 10, 2012

BELGRADE -- The Ministry of Education and Science has formed a commission which will investigate an incident at the Nuclear Facilities of Serbia (NOS).

It will be tasked with determining whether employees were exposed to excessive radiation during an experiment conducted in Vinča, near Belgrade.

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Daily claims nuclear facility is "covering up"

Monday, April 30, 2012

BELGRADE -- Five employees of the Nuclear Facilities of Serbia (NOS) who were exposed to increased radiation were on an assignment "officially approved by no one".
This is according to Belgrade-based daily Politika.

The newspaper writes that "it is believed that there's both smoke and fire" when it comes to the April 19 incident at the Vinča Instititute, which operates as part of the NOS.

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Serbia to house "biggest nuclear waste site in Europe"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BELGRADE -- The largest nuclear waste disposal site in Europe will be located in Serbia - in Vinča, near Belgrade, it has been announced.

A public company in charge of its construction at the same time reassured that the facility was built "according to EU standards".

The site is now awaiting a permanent permission to operate.

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Rosatom could exit Belene nuclear plant project

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Russian nuclear power engineering company Atomstroyexport has advised its owner, state power corporation Rosatom, to drop Bulgaria's Belene nuclear power project, French daily La Tribune reported, citing a letter that Atomstroyexport sent to its parent.

Rosatom told Dnevnik it would not comment on the letter as it was an internal document and the company was yet to decide whether to exit the project. The proposed withdrawal would be considered a possibility only if Rosatom failed to sign its 12th consecutive agreement with Bulgaria, the company said.

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Serbia Confirms Interest in Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Serbia has officially stated its interest in becoming one of the investors in Bulgaria's project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Danube town of Belene.

The official letter was sent to Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, from his Serbian counterpart, Mirko Cvetcovic.

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Bulgaria Secures German Investor for Belene Nuclear Plant Energy

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bulgarian Parliament Chair Tsacheva has made promising hints about the fate of the Belene nuclear power plant. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian will for sure build its second nuclear power plant at Belene, Parliament Chair Tsetska Tsacheva has declared.

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Škundrić: Serbia ready to take part in Belene project

Friday, October 15, 2010

Serbia is ready to consider participation in building of another Bulgarian NPP "Belene", but still awaits concrete offer, in writing, to be able to take concrete decision, announced today Serbian Ministry for Energy Petar Škundrić in interview for Bulgarian National Radio.

"Consent is given but we still didn't negotiated level of involvement in that project. I am expecting in near future offer of Bulgarian Government to enable us to take a decision" explained Mr Škundrić.

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Possible Chinese loan to Serbia for Serbian participation in Belene project

Monday, July 26, 2010

Chinese development Bank interested to finance Serbian participation in building NPP in Belene and in some other energy projects, announced today representatives of that Bank.

“We spoke about that project in Bulgaria, we are interested and there is obvious advance in that direction”, vice governor of CDBank Gao Jian told to media after talks with Serbian minister for Energy and Mining Mr Petar Skundric.

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