Commission authorised to negotiate agreement with Japan on peaceful uses of nuclear energy: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 21 February

February 22, 2006

Brussels, 21 February 2006

09th Council Meeting - Justice and Home Affairs. Brussels, 21 February 2006
Provisional version

The Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate an agreement between the European Atomic Energy Community and Japan for cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy (6264/06 and 6256/06).

Under the agreement, the contracting parties will cooperate to promote and facilitate nuclear trade, research and development between or in Japan and the Community for peaceful and non-explosive uses of nuclear energy, in the mutual interests of producers, the nuclear fuel cycle industry, utilities, research and development institutes and consumers, while abiding by the principles of nonproliferation.

EU Council
News release 6077/06 (Presse 38)

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