Greens leak confidential document to defuse financial atom bombWednesday, 07 November 2018 17:59
The ecologists fear that this may be a manoeuvre by the Government - currently involved in negotiations with the nuclear group, Engie - to prevent a new framework from being adopted during the current legislature. However, they say, this is a matter of urgency. They fear that Engie wants to transform Electrabel, the group’s weak link, into an empty shell perpetually unable to assume its financial responsibilities regarding the dismantling of nuclear plants. In that case, the risk would be borne by the citizens of Belgium.
"This is a financial atom bomb,” Green legislator Kristof Calvo said at a press conference on Wednesday. “We’re involved in a societal debate, perhaps the most important one of our era, and one that exceeds 10 billion euros. By publishing this confidential document, our intention is to put pressure on [Prime Minister] Michel and Mrs Marghem, in negotiation with Engie,” he said, adding that “public opinion will be able to verify the before and after.”
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