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New state aid rules for nuclear projects disputed

A new legal framework for state aid to nuclear project risks pitching EU member states against each other, reports Reuters. The new rules would legitimise state funding of new nuclear projects while critics say state aid could create a market distortion by putting other energy sources at a disadvantage.

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