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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belene Cancellation Backlash

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria's opposition Socialists filed a motion of no confidence in the center-right government Friday over its decision to cancel plans to build a 2,000-megawatt nuclear power station at Belene.

The motion, also backed by the nationalist Attack party, stands almost no chance of success.

Bulgaria last month abandoned plans for the plant, saying it failed to attract foreign investors. The Socialists said by quitting the project, the country will face a steep rise in electricity prices and will be forced to import electricity.