Energy Talks Break Down
Talks on Sweden’s future energy polices between the government and the opposition have broken down.
Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson has been meeting with the leaders of the Social Democrat, Left and Green parties. Olofsson says there was no point in going on because the three parties refused to take a position on building new nuclear reactors here.
The opposition says the government just wanted them to sign on completely to the policy announced earlier this month, with no room for any kind of negotiations.
The center-right government has reversed the position adopted after the 1980 referendum to phase out nuclear power here, opening the door to building new reactors.