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Euratom/US negotiations for a new peaceful nuclear Cooperation Agreement

From 13 to 16 February 1995 a further negotiating round took place between the US Government and European Commission representatives in Brussels in the framework of the negotiations toward a new Agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the USA and the European Union ...
From 13 to 16 February 1995 a further negotiating round took place between the US Government and European Commission representatives in Brussels in the framework of the negotiations toward a new Agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the USA and the European Union under the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).

Euratom, which came into force in 1958, promotes cooperation in Europe for the peaceful use of nuclear energy and gives the European Commission responsibility in such areas as nuclear research, supply and safeguards.

The existing EU/US Cooperation Agreement, which dates back to the late 1950s, has been the basis for fruitful cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and extensive trade in nuclear items for more than three decades. This Agreement, however, expires on 31 December 1995. Both the USA and the European Union wish to maintain their cooperation under a new Agreement.

During the latest round, both sides were able to resolve a number of problems and to narrow differences on others. Important issues however remain unresolved and will require further negotiation. Both parties agreed to hold another negotiating round in the near future.

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