Germany's nuclear debate: The nuclear free strategy risks Europe's electricity supply

Carrying energy to Germany's industry (photo:dpa)
Carrying energy to Germany's industry (photo:dpa)

Germany's nuclear free decision, phasing out nuclear power plants and switching to renewable energy, has not only had an effect on the domestic front. EU countries could see a cut in their energy supply, and now Russia’s bargaining power is strengthened. This final report of a three-part series on the decision looks at the impact on Germany’s neighbours.

GERMANY is the largest EU economy, geographically at the heart of Europe, but it has taken a unilateral decision to phase out nuclear energy, which has harmful implications for its EU energy partners.

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The unilateral decision has also undermined the common EU energy policy.

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