The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has confirmed that Serbia is considering the construction of a nuclear power plant. Serb leader stated that he had talks with the Russian state atomic energy company, Rosatom, on this matter. The Geopost reported that last week Vucic received the director of Rosatom in a meeting in Belgrade. In that meeting they discussed the possibilities for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Serbia with the support of Rosatom, or Russia.
In an interview with the Russian channel Solovjev Live on Youtube, Vucic said that this is something that Serbia has not thought about before, but it is considering it very seriously now. He stressed that the necessary investment for a nuclear power plant requires large financial support, which could be an issue for Serbia. According to him, the construction of this plant could cost up to 10 billion euros, while Serbia has decided to keep its public debt below 60 percent.
“We can not put at risk the future of our children because of the state debt ” Vucic said. He made it clear that while considering this project they are also discussing with Rosatom on many other related issues.
“Let’s see how things will turn out, but we need some extra time for consultations with our Russian partners, about the next steps that follow in the future,” Vucic said.
Earlier, Serbian authorities had stated that they were discussing with Russian partners the construction of a research center which at first was supposed to deal with the development of technologies, medical and oncological researches, industry and social development.