Dáil debates

Tuesday, 20 January 2004

European Presidency: Statements.


4:00 pm

John Bruton (Meath, Fine Gael)

I agree with the Deputy's viewpoints on the EURATOM Treaty. It is a pro-nuclear and distorted treaty that distorts the energy market. However, it is the only one we have in this area and the only one under which the Sellafield plant could be closed down. If the EURATOM Treaty is abolished, there would be no supra-national, EU mechanism for closing an unsafe nuclear plant. I do not know if Deputy Sargent disagrees, but the EURATOM Treaty should be reformed, not scrapped.


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