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How the EU budget is spent: Development Cooperation Instrument

Written by Matthew Parry,

The Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) is the main financial instrument in the EU budget for funding aid to developing countries. The DCI’s primary objective is to alleviate poverty, but it also contributes to other international priorities of the EU such as the UN’s post-2015 Development Agenda; sustainable economic, social and environmental development; and the promotion of democracy, the rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights. 756 more words


Defects found at China nuclear reactor project


© AFP/File | Two reactors are under construction in China’s Taishan in southern Guangdong province

BEIJING (AFP) – Defects were found in equipment for a third-generation nuclear reactor under construction in southern China with the problematic parts being replaced, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said Wednesday.The issue concerned equipment used in one of two new European Pressurised Reactors (EPR), large units designed to offer improved power and safety. 172 more words

Acte de Vente - a great Christmas present!

At last, we have a date for our Acte de Vente! Tuesday 19 December 2017. So, save any untoward events, we will become the new owners of a run-down little farmhouse in Limousin before Crimbo. 225 more words

EDF - Cloud IX (Audio)

New single from EDF called “Cloud IX” produced by Platinum Hands.


Prison escapee foiled after truck theft

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A JAILBIRD has been found eight days after he fled prison in a standby ute. 3,508 more words


Nuclear power: misjudgements and mismanagement

It is reported that more than 300,000 tonnes of “radioactive” mud, some of it the toxic by-product of Britain’s atomic weapons programme, will be dredged at Cardiff Grounds, a sandbank in the Bristol Channel, to make way for England’s newest nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. 338 more words

Nuclear Power