No laws needed for German nuclear deal suspension

BERLIN, March 14 Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:29am EDT

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BERLIN, March 14 (Reuters) - Germany's decision to suspend an agreement prolonging the life of its nuclear power stations will require talks with service providers but no changes to laws, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Merkel also told a news conference that nuclear plants which had been scheduled to close in the next three months before the extension deal was struck last year would now be shut down after all.

Germany's 17 nuclear power stations are operated by E.ON (EONGn.DE), RWE (RWEG.DE), EnBW (EBKG.DE) and Vattenfall [VATN.UL].

Merkel added that she was not worried about Germany's electricity supply as the country was a net exporter of energy.

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