Far-left and Denuclearization of Europe

Today, left activist groups and Greenpeace are actively using “Chernobyl precedent” to rise anti-nuclear hysteria and cease further development of nuclear energy in Europe. Indeed, they have achieved much success in their struggle by completely halting the development of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in many EU countries. In 1997 Germany, for instance, has made a decision to retreat nuclear energy completely and close all her NPPs before 2022. France, a European leader in production and consumption of nuclear energy, declared its intentions to reduce the share of NPPs in energy production drastically, from 79% to 50% by 2025.