POLITICS

Energy minister defends himself in row over nuclear power

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  • The opposition Moderates have filed a complaint against Sweden's new energy minister, for stating that Social Democrat-led governments have always regarded nuclear energy as sustainable in their dealings with the EU.

  • The Moderates say that Social Democrat-led governments have instead maintained that there is no majority support in the Swedish parliament for classifying nuclear energy as sustainable.

  • Speaking to Swedish Radio News, energy minister Khashayar Farmanbar says the government has constantly adapted its actions towards the EU according to demands of Parliament's EU Affairs committee.