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UK industry welcomes clarity on Euratom R&D

Nuclear Policies

23 May 2018

May at Jodrell Bank - 48The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed confirmation of the government's intention to seek associate status to Euratom R&D programmes. NIA chief executive Tom Greatrex stressed however that this is just one part of the current Euratom framework, and progress in replicating other vital areas is still needed before the UK leaves the treaty, as part of its exit from the European Union, in March 2019.

UK regulator submits 2018-2019 Corporate Plan

Regulation and Safety

11 May 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has laid its latest Corporate Plan before Parliament in which it lists its ten priorities for 2018-2019. These include developing a new regime to meet safeguarding obligations following Parliament's decision to exit Euratom, along with measures to support the implementation of new emergency planning arrangements as a result of the Basic Standards Directive.

Other signatories express support for JCPOA

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2018

Rouhani_9_May_2018_(President_of_Iran)-48As long as Iran continues to implement its nuclear related commitments, as it is doing so far, the European Union will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal, the EU's High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini said yesterday. "We fully trust the work, competence and autonomy of the International Atomic Energy Agency that has published ten reports certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments," she said.

Europe and Iran reiterate commitment to JCPOA

Nuclear Policies

21 May 2018

Canete_Salehi_(EC_Audiovisual_Service)-48The European Commission and the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran have confirmed their continuing commitment towards implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, following a visit by European commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Cañete to Tehran.

EC probes 'state aid' for Romanian uranium company

Corporate

10 May 2018

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether public support received by Romania's National Uranium Company is in line with European Union state aid rules. Romania notified the Commission in June last year of a restructuring plan for the company, which has been in financial difficulty since the loss of its main customer, nuclear utility Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA.

Foratom highlights nuclear's load-following abilities

Nuclear Policies

08 May 2018

By combining flexible nuclear power plant operation with the use of variable renewable energy sources, Europe will be able to ensure security of energy supply while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European nuclear trade body Foratom. However, it calls for an EU energy policy that creates the right market and regulatory conditions for this to happen.