European Atomic Energy Community

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European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)

an organization established by member countries of the EUROPEAN UNION to develop the Union's nuclear energy capabilities for industrial and commercial purposes.
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Thus, in many ways, the EURATOM Treaty helped rationalize the development of a nuclear industry in Europe.
Of course, one should not underestimate the difficulty at present of pursuing a course similar to that chosen by the EURATOM Treaty founders after World War II.
The author would like to thank Gregoire Mallard and the European University Institute for having organized two high-level policy seminars on the lessons that the Middle East could draw from EURATOM.