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05 April, 2000
The European Commission is not willing to fund the construction of a nuclear plant at Akkuyu, southern Turkey, according to statements by European Union Commissioner responsible for enlargement Gunter Verheugen on Wednesday.
Responding to a relevant question tabled by Greek main opposition New Democracy (ND) Eurodeputies Yiannis Marinos and Antonis Trakatellis, Verheugen said that the European Commission was informed of the seismic activity in that region.
He added that in the event that its construction does not fulfill Union safety standards, then the Commission would demand that it cease operations, as it has done in similar case in Lithuania, Slovakia and Bulgaria.
Source: Athens News Agency