Popescu: Expansion of Cernavoda plant should be done with NATO or EU companies

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Economy Minister Virgil Popescu reaffirms his view that the expansion of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant should be done with companies from NATO or European Union member countries, saying that Nuclearelectrica would have the capacity to build a nuclear reactor by itself, given that the state has a policy that provides for the non-payment of dividends from the company, as happened also last year.

The Minister of Economy says that the project on reactors 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant “stagnates” and that he would prefer it to be developed in collaboration with companies from countries considered as strategic partners of Romania and not with companies from China.

“At the moment the project is stalling with the Chinese company. We will have discussions with Nuclearelectrica about what happened, it is a practical association agreement and so on. Nothing has happened at Nuclearelectrica, we will have discussions. You know my position by which I said that I would prefer to work with Romania’s strategic partners because we are a NATO member country, of the European Union,” said the Minister of Economy in a television show, according to News.ro.

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