Council approval for report on Euratom safeguards and accession to framework agreement for research on nuclear energy systems: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (other items approved), 20-22 December

January 4, 2006

Brussels, 23 December 2005

System of nuclear safeguards

The Council took note of a report on a new framework for Euratom safeguards.

The report follows an exercise of reviewing the verification activities under the Euratom Treaty concerning the system of nuclear safeguards (1).

Euratom - International agreement on nuclear energy systems

The Council took a decision, by qualified majority, approving the accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to a framework agreement for international collaboration on research and development of Generation IV nuclear energy systems (14929/05 + COR 1).

Generation IV systems are: gas-cooled fast reactor, lead-cooled fast reactor, molten salt reactor, sodium-cooled fast reactor, supercritical-water-cooled reactor and very-high-temperature reactor.

(1) See Commission communication "Euratom Safety and Security - Activities in 2003" (5377/05).

02nd Council Meeting - Agriculture and Fisheries. Brussels, 20-22 December 2005
Full report
Provisional version

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News release 15479/05 (Presse 349)

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