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Title 9

Provisions On Unit 1 And Unit 2 Of The Bohunice V1 Nuclear Power Plant In Slovakia

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Article 64

Slovakia has undertaken to close Unit 1 of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant by 31 December 2006 at the latest and Unit 2 of this plant by 31 December 2008 at the latest and subsequently decommission these units.

Article 65

  1. During the period 2004‑2006, the Union shall provide Slovakia with financial assistance in support of its efforts to decommission, and to address the consequences of the closure and decommissioning of, Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Assistance’).
  2. The Assistance shall be decided and implemented in accordance with the provisions laid down in Council Regulation (EEC) No 3906/89 of 18 December 1989 on economic aid to certain countries of Central and Eastern Europe ( 1 ).
  3. For the period 2004‑2006 the Assistance shall amount to 90 million euro in commitment appropriations, to be committed in equal annual tranches.
  4. The Assistance or parts thereof may be made available as a Union contribution to the Bohunice International Decommissioning Support Fund, managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Article 66

The Union acknowledges that the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 Nuclear Power plant must continue beyond the Financial Perspective as defined in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999, and that this effort represents for Slovakia a significant financial burden. Decisions on the continuation of Union assistance in this field after 2006 will take the situation into account.

Article 67

The provisions of this Title shall apply in the light of the Declaration on Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia which incorporates, without altering its legal effect, the wording of the preamble to Protocol 9 to the Act of Accession of 16 April 2003.

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