EU approves UK`s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

The European Commission approved Britain`s ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a statement said on Monday.

London: The European Commission approved Britain`s ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a statement said on Monday.

The Hinkley Point project, to be built by France`s EDF for $26 billion, had encountered fierce resistance from activists and several member states, but a procedural vote by the bloc`s 28 commissioners narrowly approved the deal.

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