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EU and Russia: nuclear pact

EU to negotiate nuclear agreement with Russia     BRUSSELS, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — The Council of the European Union on Tuesday mandated the European Commission to negotiate a broad nuclear partnership agreement with Russia. The European Atomic Energy Community and the Russian Federation will negotiate an agreement for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, according to an official press release…………..The negotiations for a broad nuclear agreement are necessary because of recent developments, such as the latest EU enlargements and the renewed interest in nuclear energy as an alternative to reduce CO2 emissions from energy generation, the press release said. Russia is one of the main global suppliers of nuclear materials and equipment. It is also a key supplier of nuclear fuel and related nuclear fuel cycle services to nuclear power plant operators in the EU.

EU to negotiate nuclear agreement with Russia_English_Xinhua

December 23, 2009 - Posted by | EUROPE, politics international | , , ,

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