to file EU complaint over £16bn deal for Hinkley Point C
is set to officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against
state subsidies for the planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear power
plant, near Burnham-On-Sea, the government in Vienna said on Tuesday
cannot accept that a technology such as this being portrayed through
subsidies as being modern, sustainable and future-oriented,"
Chancellor Werner Faymann said after a cabinet meeting.
says the complaint will be formally filed next Monday, adding
that it "is of symbolic value against nuclear power."
opposition from activists and several member states, the European
Commission approved the Hinkley Point C project last October after
Britain modified funding plans for the £16bn deal.
spokeswoman for the government's Department of Energy and Climate
Change said: "We are confident that the European Commission's
state aid decision on Hinkley Point C is legally robust and have
no reason to believe that Austria will submit a challenge of any