Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

European Commission allocates EUR 550 mln for Chernobyl projects

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This year we commemorate 30 years from the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

The European Commission has allocated about EUR 550 million for the projects that relate directly to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant since its disaster, a representative of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said in Brussels on Monday, UNIAN informs.

According to Schinas, after the disaster in 1996, the EC initiated a significant number of nuclear safety programs and cooperates with many international partners in order to improve the safety of nuclear power stations in the new independent states.

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, a conference on nuclear safety was to be held in Ukraine on Apr 25, which is also attended by representatives of the European Commission, Schinas said.