Günther Oettinger said: "I welcome the commitment taken today by the Government of Iraq to supply natural gas to Europe through the Southern Corridor. As gas imports will increase in future, we need new supplier countries and Iraq is naturally amongst them".
Günther Oettinger said: "I appreciate that the Commission and the Member States' regulators have been able to agree on comprehensive and ambitious risk and safety assessments for nuclear power plants. We will put all our efforts into implementing the highest safety standards for nuclear power plants in and close to the European Union. The tough part starts now: implementing the criteria with all the necessary rigour."