11 countries of Europe have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation on nuclear energy.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia also agreed to cooperate on existing nuclear plants as well as new projects.
He says that nuclear energy will rid Europe of carbon-emitting fuels.
In the joint statement, the European countries said that nuclear energy is one of the many means to achieve environmental goals.
He said that nuclear power will prove effective in generating electricity, meeting the needs of consumers and ensuring supply.
France has long been dependent on nuclear power, and has sought to develop closer ties with European countries that have nuclear power.
France says it wants to create a ‘nuclear alliance’, nuclear energy will help Europe produce green hydrogen for transport and industry, not just for the country.
But Europe is divided on the issue, with many European states opposed, including Germany and Spain.
Luxembourg’s Energy Minister Claude Termes said that it would take 15 years to build new nuclear power plants, a decision that was more intellectual than practical.