EURATOM loan to Ukraine nuclear programme must not go ahead
Advocacy letter | 20 June 2013
In March 2013 the Implementation Committee under the UN Espoo Convention ruled that Ukraine’s expansion of the lifetime of its old nuclear reactors is in breach of the Convention (more details in our press release). Nevertheless the European Commission plans to decide on a EURATOM loan for the project. This letter urges EU Commissioners Potocnik (Environment) and Fule (Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy) to freeze further proceedings with the loan until Ukraine resolves the issue to the satisfaction of the Espoo Implementation Committee.