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The Research (Atomic Questions) Working Group

Published on 3 May 2022

Within this Council working party, European Union (EU) member states are in particular pursuing negotiations in the field of research on issues related to the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty (Euratom).

The Counsellor for nuclear affairs of the French permanent representation to the EU upholds French position based on instructions validated at the interministerial level by the Secrétariat Général pour les Affaires Européennes (SGAE). Delegates from ministries or from CTE can assist her/him as needed. Issues discussed within this Working Party are in particular related to:

► The international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) project

► International cooperation agreements between Euratom and non EU Member States

► Texts establishing Euratom pluriannual programs (5+2 years) for nuclear Research and Training activities