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).
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