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Nuclear Safety outside the EU: Proposal for a new Council regulation [EU Legislation in Progress]

In the context of the Commission’s proposal for a multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the 2021-2027 period, the Commission published a proposal for a Council regulation establishing a European instrument for nuclear safety complementing the neighbourhood, development and international cooperation instrument on the basis of the Euratom Treaty on 14 June 2018.

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Written by Beatrix Immenkamp (2nd edition, updated on 2.7.2021), In the context of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the 2021-2027 period, the Council has adopted Council Regulation (Euratom) 2021/948 of 27 May 2021 establishing a European instrument for international nuclear safety cooperation complementing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe on the basis of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community. Regulation 2021/948 complements, but is separate from, the new Global Europe Instrument. Regulation 2021/948 replaces Council Regulation (Euratom) No 237/2014 of 13 December 2013 establishing an instrument for nuclear safety cooperation (INSC). It continues to fund the important activities carried out under the previous regulation, namely to support the promotion of a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection and the application of effective and efficient safeguards of nuclear materials in third countries, building on the activities under the Euratom Treaty.

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Proposal for a Council regulation establishing a European Instrument for Nuclear Safety complementing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument on the basis of the Euratom Treaty
Committee responsible: Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) COM(2018) 462 of 14.06.2018
Rapporteur: Vladimir Urutchev (EPP, Bulgaria) 2018/0245(NLE)
Shadow rapporteurs: Jens Geier (S&D, Germany) Rupert Matthews (ECR, UK) Pavel Telička (ALDE, Czech Republic) Jaromir Kohliček (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic) Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA, Italy) Dario Tamburrano (EFDD, Italy) Consultation procedure – Parliament adopts only a non-binding opinion
Procedure completed. Council Regulation (Euratom) 2021/948 OJ L 209, 14.6.2021, pp. 79–90
timeline 7 steps finished - adoption by council

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