The safety of nuclear power plants is a topic very closely followed by the Commission, Member States and the EU public. The situation in Astravets has been a source of heightened concern in the EU. It is regrettable that Belarus has decided to start the commercial operation of the Astravets nuclear power plant, without addressing all the safety recommendations contained in the 2018 EU stress test report. As the Commission has repeatedly stated, all peer review recommendations should be implemented by Belarus without delay.
European Commission 2nd June 2021 read more »