Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Sunday received an assurance from Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany would cooperate with Belgium on electricity imports following the interruption of production at some Belgian nuclear plants, the Prime Minister said on Monday. In his speech on his Government’s general policy in the Belgian Chamber, Prime Minister Michel was tough on the energy utility, Electrabel. “In managing the nuclear plants, Electrabel has lacked the most elementary foresight,” he declared.
He reiterated that the energy company would need to absorb the increased costs occasioned by the unavailability of the nuclear plants. “The price increases linked to the abnormal unavailability of the nuclear plants will have to be borne by Engie-Electrabel,” he stressed.