EU Climate Neutrality by 2050, but Austria Against Nuclear Energy

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: December 13, 2019; 20:12 ♦ (Vindobona)

The EU's commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 is an important milestone. Each state is free to evaluate its own national climate mix. The Austrian head of government stressed that nothing had changed in Austria's attitude that nuclear energy is not a safe and sustainable source of energy.

European Council of Heads of State and Government: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (left) with Austrian Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein (right). / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

"It was a long and tough struggle, but with a happy result. It was an important decision for the EU to commit itself to climate neutrality in 2050," said Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein during the European Council in Brussels, welcoming the compromise reached by the EU states on the climate protection target for 2050. In itself, all member states were on board, even if one of them…