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Austria files complaint against UK nuclear plant via The Local

“Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states. This is not the case with nuclear power,” Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a statement.

Austria argues that the Hinkley Point C project is in breach of European law and risks distorting the energy market.

Under the disputed deal, Britain would help fund the construction of two new reactors in south-west England.

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“We are confident that the European Commission’s state aid decision on Hinkley Point C is legally robust,” a spokeswoman for Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change said last week.

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