The European Commission has confirmed that the resumption of Belene NPP after shutdown in 2012 needs to be reassessed as to whether it complies with European rules and whether it complies with the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom Treaty
) and possibly with the project to get approval again.
She added that the European Commission is already in contact with the Turkish authorities on the issue, and noted that the Commission will ask for assurances as to whether the construction of the nucliear power plant will be in line with the existing European legislation and the Euratom Treaty
"The RCG are seriously concerned about continued access to these materials if we leave the Euratom treaty
The 'Leaving the EU: the Euratom Treaty
' report calls for Government to urgently develop a suitable transitional framework before leaving the EU, and for the need for the UK to create new Nuclear Cooperation Agreements to enable new nuclear trade deals with both EU and non-EU countries.
As the experience of EURATOM shows, the founders of the EURATOM Treaty
initially sought to erect a common uranium enrichment plant (or rather, to regionalize the French uranium enrichment plant in construction at Pierrelatte, (13) but they failed to place the management of this enrichment or reprocessing plant under the authority of the EURATOM Commission.
In 2011, the European Commission presented a draft proposal based on the Euratom Treaty
, laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption - COM(2012)147.
MEPs have claimed that although Denmark was not then a signatory to the European Union's (EU) Euratom treaty
on nuclear issues, (it joined the EU in 1973), the treaty's provisions and related legislation still apply to Denmark, putting it in breach of EU law.
The Euratom treaty
dealt with atomic energy through the creation of an integrated market.
The European Commission said on Friday (11 June) that it had in accordance with the provisions of the Euratom Treaty
accepted the construction of a new Finnish nuclear power plant.
A Commission statement accusedSellafield's operator, British Nuclear Fuel plc (BNFL),of ``failing to comply with provisions under the Euratom Treaty
and the rules concerning accounting for nuclear material and the access of Commission inspectors to nuclear material to check the nature and quality of thematerial''.
A Commission statement accused Sellafield's operator, British Nuclear Fuel plc (BNFL), of "failing to comply with provisions under the Euratom Treaty
and the rules concerning accounting for nuclear material and the access of Commission inspectors to nuclear material to check the nature and quality of the nuclear material".