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Draft Report on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the seventh framework programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities 2007-2011

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Abstract

Draft Reoprt on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the seventh framework programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011) (COM(2005)0119 - C6-0112/2005 - 2005/0044(CNS))
This explanatory statement analyzes the Commission proposal on the 7th Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7), taking into account the positions supported, by majority, by Members of the ITRE Committee.
Basically the rapporteur believes that the European Parliament can agree with the Commission proposal for the structure of Euratom FP7, consisting of two specific programmes:
- 'Indirect' actions, including Fusion Energy Research and Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection;
- Nuclear activities of the Joint Research Centre, focusing on safe use of nuclear fission and, more widely, of nuclear technologies in industry and medicine.
Moreover, the rapporteur appreciates the general effort to make all rules and procedures (from funding schemes to administrative and financial rules) simpler. However, more details should be given about the use of executive agencies to be set up under the 7th Framework Programme, within both the European Community (EC) and the Euratom part. Besides the general comments already expressed on the agencies with reference to EC FP7, the rapporteur is aware of the fact that so far the management of important Euratom activities (i.e. fusion research) proved as efficient and was appreciated by the research community; the actual need for an agency appears therefore hard to justify.

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Record Number: 7233 / Last updated on: 2006-03-01
Category: POLI