Prime Ministers Robert Fico of Slovakia and Mirek Topolnek of the Czech Republic,and European Union (EU) Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs opened the Forum.
"Nuclear energy can have a role to play in meeting our growing concerns about security of supply and CO2 emission reductions, " European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stated in a message.
It is of course not the EU's role to decide for the bloc's member states whether they use nuclear energy or not, he noted. The European Nuclear Energy Forum brings together high level representatives from public authorities, members of the European Parliament, electricity producers, nuclear industry, civil society and others for a broad and open discussion on opportunities and risks of nuclear energy, said a statement released by the European Commission.
In his speech, Andris Piebalgs said "a high level of safety, security and non-proliferation is the absolute condition for the use of nuclear energy. " This new Energy Forum is co-hosted jointly by 2 countries, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 15:47