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Union for a Popular Movement right-wing opposition party party's... News PhotoFrance,Headquarters,Listening,Opposition Party,Paris - France,Political Party,Politics,Press Conference,Right-Wing,Secretary-General,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPUnion for a Popular Movement right-wing opposition party (UMP) party's General Secretary Michele Tabarot listens to the UMP President while he is holding a press conference on December 5, 2012 at the party headquarters in Paris. French UMP President Jean-Francois Cope denounced the 'guilty silence' of the governement towards his ecologist ally concerning the Flamanville nuclear plant, northwestern France. French energy group EDF raised recently the total cost of its long-delayed new-generation nuclear reactor at Flamanville by 2 billion euro (2.6 billion US dollar) to 8.5 billion (10.3 billion US dollar). Built by French energy giant Areva and due to be operated by EDF, it is one of four European Pressurised Reactor projects in the world, including another much-delayed one planned in Finland. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)