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Swedish energy talks split into atoms

The Moderate Party and Christian Democrats have left negotiations on Sweden's new energy policy due to disagreements on what is to be done with the country's nuclear reactors, thereby leaving parliamentary support for 2016's energy legislation in tatters.

Energy Minister Anders Ygeman supports the policy from 2016. | Photo: PR / Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

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"We decided to walk out," Moderate Party Energy spokesperson Lars Hjälmered briefly told Swedish business media Dagens Industri after he and his colleague from the Christian Democratic Party, Camilla Brodin, exited negotiations on Sweden's new energy policy,Energiöverenskommelsen.

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