8th Dec 2023


Ukraine mulls shutting down Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Ukraine is considering closing down its Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant for security reasons, and concerns over the diesel fuel-reserves used for backup generators, Reuters reported. "The option of switching off the station is being assessed," Oleh Korikov, acting head of Ukraine's state nuclear regulatory inspectorate, said on Wednesday. The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia plant, Europe's largest nuclear power plant, remains disconnected from Ukraine's electricity grid due to shelling in the area.

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


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Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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