Energy as dominant and strategic issue

EPS JSC signed Memorandum of Understanding related to application of nuclear energy development in Serbia

Joint Stock Company Elektroprivreda Srbije is one of the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding related to application of nuclear energy development in Serbia. The memorandum was signed by five ministries of the Government of Serbia and 20 scientific and academic institutions and institutes, i.e. the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Mining and Energy, the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education with Elektroprivreda Srbije, Elektromreža Srbije, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbian Nuclear Society, Serbian Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate, the Faculties of Economic, Medical and Technical Sciences, and on behalf of EPS JSC the Memorandum was signed by Dušan Živković, General Manager. The signing was attended by the Prime Minister of Serbia, Miloš Vučević, who emphasized that this corrects the mistake made in the 1980s, when the country banned the production of nuclear energy. - No one has any doubts that the issue of electricity will be dominant and strategic one, and that investment in this area will be a matter of sovereignty and independence of one country - says Vučević. He pointed out that this is a case of peacetime nuclear energy, and asked for this issue not to be politicized, explaining that the scientific community was engaged exactly for this reason. - We included the scientific community in order to stop someone who knows nothing about this frighten and intimidate citizens - stresses Prime Minister Vučević. - I believe that this is a great chance for the development of Serbia. I expect you to work transparently and openly. I am proud that Serbia has such people and institutions. After the signing, the panel under the name Nuclear energy: past and future was held, in which Dubravka Đedović Handanović, Minister of Mining and Energy, Sandra Dokić, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Dr. Miroslav Trajanović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development and innovation, as well as experts Đurica Tankosić and Miodrag Mesarović participated.