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EU, IAEA agree to bolster cooperation

Nuclear Policies

17 February 2017

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities, including nuclear science applications, during a meeting in Brussels this week.

Coordinated approach needed for nuclear programs

Nuclear Policies

08 February 2017

Forward-planning is essential for countries wishing to introduce or expand nuclear power programs, participants at an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting heard last week. Ensuring effective coordination among all organisations involved is important, they agreed.

UK stresses key role of IAEA during Brexit debate

Nuclear Policies

31 January 2017

The UK will seek an alternative agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency if it fails to negotiate "some sort of relationship" with the European Atomic Energy Community during Brexit negotiations, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis told the House of Commons today. The government is from today holding a debate in the lower house of the British parliament on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) bill that it unveiled last week.

Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit

Nuclear Policies

15 February 2017

Nuclear power will play an important role in meeting the world's future energy needs, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano told the World Government Summit in Dubai yesterday.

Rosatom secures state funding for foreign projects

Nuclear Policies

06 February 2017

Rosatom is to receive state funding of $1.78 million for its voluntary contribution to the International Atomic Energy Agency and RUB109.5 million ($1.85 million) for nuclear industry infrastructure development in third countries. The government published the funding plan, part of the 2017-2019 Development of the Nuclear Power Industry state program, on 3 February.

IAEA completes SEED mission to Belarus

Regulation and Safety

23 January 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power reactors. The two Russian-designed 1170 MWe VVER units are scheduled to begin operations by 2020.