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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.

JNFL, MHI agree terms for buying into NewCo


03 February 2017

France's Areva has reached agreements with both Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on the main terms of their respective acquisition of 5% stakes in its nuclear fuel cycle activities. The operations are being split from Areva's reactor business into a new entity, referred to as 'NewCo'.

UK trade union underlines Toshiba, Euratom concerns

Nuclear Policies

02 February 2017

Corporate and political challenges facing the UK's nuclear industry must not be allowed to derail new build projects, the GMB trade union said today. The government must step in, GMB said, to ensure NuGeneration's project to build a nuclear power plant at Moorside in West Cumbria remains on track despite the financial difficulties faced by its majority owner.

Australia-Ukraine agreement gets committee support

Nuclear Policies

07 February 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee today recommended ratification of a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement that will permit the export of Australian uranium to Ukraine, subject to the development of a contingency plan for loss of regulatory control of the material.

UK white paper confirms Euratom exit plan

Nuclear Policies

03 February 2017

The UK government has outlined its position regarding the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in the white paper on Brexit it published yesterday. In the UK, a white paper is a report giving information or proposals on an issue.

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.