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Belgium to shut down nuclear power plants by 2025

It has been reported that the Belgian government will close all nuclear reactors in the country by 2025. According to the Belgian media, the 7-party coalition has made an agreement in the negotiations on the closure of the reactors for weeks.

During the talks, it was stated that the Greens wanted to respect the law passed in 2003 that foresees the closing of the nuclear page, while the Liberals in the French-speaking part wanted 2 reactors to remain open.

It was noted that after the talks held during the night, the parties reached a consensus on closing the reactors by 2025. It is also planned to invest 100 million euros over 4 years in nuclear power technology research, weighing in on smaller modular reactors.

It is not known how the country will fill the power gap that will occur.

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