German neighbours call on Poland to resign from nuclear energy plans
Minister-President of German Land Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck and representatives of Berlin authorities have expressed hope that after the nuclear catastrophe in Japan the Polish government would reconsider its plans to build the country's first nuclear power plant, DPA reported.
"I now hope that our Polish neighbours will come to conclusions that correspond with the current situation," German daily Der Tagesspiegel quoted Platzeck as saying.
In a Tuesday interview with RBB radio station, Platzeck said that nuclear energy is not a suitable for mankind form of electricity production. He expressed hope that this view would also reach Brandenburg's Polish neighbours.
Meanwhile, spokesperson for the Berlin Senate Richard Meng said that "nuclear energy is not an option." "One can only hope that the nuclear catastrophe in Japan will prompt a change of mind regarding nuclear energy," Meng has told Der Tagesspiegel newspaper. He added that this change of thinking should lead to the departure from nuclear energy in Germany and the resignation from plans to build nuclear power plants in Poland.
On Monday, Polish government spokesperson Pawel Gras confirmed that Poland is not verifying its plans linked with the building of Poland's first nuclear power plant. He assured that security will be one of the main criterion taken into consideration when choosing technology.