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France-UK Economic Priority Is Nuclear Project, Le Maire Says

The Sizewell B nuclear power station.

The Sizewell B nuclear power station.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The immediate shared economic priority for France and the UK is to speed up work to create Electricite de France SA’s Sizewell C nuclear power station in eastern England, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government fully supports the 3.2-gigawatt project, Le Maire told Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday in their first phone call since his British counterpart took up the new role.