The Atomium in Brussels is nine interconnected spheres intended to symbolize the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Built for the Expo world fair in 1958, it’s now the Belgian capital’s most popular landmark.
This model of an iron crystal unit cell magnified billions of times symbolically represents the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Originally there was even a nuclear reactor under it.
The revolutions in Eastern Europe inspired many dreams, but were followed by the tedium of societal change. Today's disillusionment reflects the current attitude toward the EU, says Bulgarian intellectual Ivaylo Ditchev.
Poland and Hungary said they will put their own economies first after rejecting an EU bid for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. All very well, but the latest episode in their battle with Brussels will affect us all.
Prague has always been big on upping the Czech Republic’s nuclear power capacity, but less so on how to finance it. As Brussels looks on with dread, Moscow may be about to ferment more discord on the EU's eastern edges.
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