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VG Berlin Grants Right to Inspect BMJ’s Nuclear Power Extension Files

In an interesting ruling pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Administrative Court of Berlin (VG Berlin) granted the environmental and consumer protection organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH) the right to inspect certain nuclear power extension related files of the Federal Justice Ministry. The request relates to files on whether the nuclear power extension passed by the German Parliament in autumn 2010 needed to be consented to by the Bundesrat, the legislative body that represents the federal states.

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One Tax and Shorter Nuclear Power Extension? And: How Short is Moderate?

Rumors about a fairly short extension of the operating time of the German nuclear power plants combined with only one additional tax have been published by Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and Financial Times Deutschland (FTD). Ministries also differ on how long a “moderate” extension is that would not require consent from the Federal Council (Bundesrat): 2 years and 4 months (Ministry of Justice – BMJ) or 10 years and 8 months (Ministry of the Interior – BMI).

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