Euratom and the Joint Research Centre (consultation - non-binding amendments passed)

June 14, 2002

Strasbourg, 13 June 2002

Report on the proposal and amended proposal for a Council decision adopting a specific programme 2002-2006 for research and training to be carried out by the Joint Research Centre by means of direct actions for the European Atomic Energy Community
Doc.: A5-0208/2002 [may not be available yet]

Procedure: Consultation procedure

Debate: 11.06.2002

Vote: 13.06.2002

Parliament passed some non-binding amendments aimed at clarifying the role of the Joint Research Centre in the 6th Framework Programme for Euratom:

Efforts should be made to harmonise nuclear safety criteria both within the Community and with a view to enlargement, as regards both reactor safety and the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle;

Research activities carried out should take into account the acceptability of these activities to the public;

The JRC should step up its activities and research as part of the international effort to detect clandestine activities and combat the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials;

The JRC should support the non-proliferation and disarmament of nuclear and other weapons for mass destruction to prevent any use of the material, including for terrorist purposes.

The proposals for specific programmes for implementing the Sixth Framework Programme are designed to present each of the thematic priorities in greater detail and to clearly set out their content.

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European Parliament Daily Notebook 2002-06-13 en.htm

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