The World from Berlin 'End the Epoch of Atomic Madness' in the EU

Switzerland announced a plan Wednesday to follow Germany down the path toward a nuclear phase-out. This week, political movements in favor of renewable energy and nuclear safety concerns have led to a number of policy shifts in Europe, including what could be an end to Germany's fuel-rod tax.
German protesters on Saturday released thousands of balloons in front of a nuclear power plant near Bremerhaven to indicate where the wind might carry a radioactive cloud. Public feeling against nuclear power has mounted in Germany since the March disaster in Japan.

German protesters on Saturday released thousands of balloons in front of a nuclear power plant near Bremerhaven to indicate where the wind might carry a radioactive cloud. Public feeling against nuclear power has mounted in Germany since the March disaster in Japan.

Ingo Wagner/ dpa
-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff