|Opinion – EURATOM
||Report – European Nuclear Energy Forum
|24.11 |The Nuclear exception
||03-04.10 | The 11th ENEF|
|An opinion column of Benedek Javor
||An opinion column of Philip Kearney
|The idea at the founding of the EU was the creation of a common European market and grant equal access to Member States to scarce resources. The aim was to make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible” (Schuman Declaration). How it is applied? EURATOM and the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU provide different rules and conditions for nuclear energy compared to other sources of energy. What are the consequences?
||Founded in 2007, the European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) is meant to gather all relevant stakeholders in the nuclear field. This year, at the 11th ENEF in Bratislava, some NTW members have participated, there was an independent moderator and webstreaming. NTW is calling for more debate and civil society representatives. There is a need for a fundamental redesign of the format to be genuinely participative and interactive.
| Article- The Civil Society ENGAGEMENT
|| Call- EP&R
|12.11 | The CLIs and ANCCLI in France
||08.11 | Do you want to join the EP&R network of NTW?
|Example of civil society involvement in France
||NTW is looking for national partners
| Around the table, we have often operators, regulators and technical support organisations. But we are often missing a fourth pillar: the civil society. How is civil society organized? What is the influence of civil society?The experience of the “Local Information Commissions” (CLI) and their national federation, the ANCCLI, is an interesting example in Europe of the involvement of civil society on nuclear issues.
||NTW wants to create a network of NGOs/independent experts to work on EP&R issues to have at least one national partner in each EU country to screen the national situation. We could together push for the emergence of national reports similar to the ones written by ACRO in France and Belgium. Many information will be shared. For example, a handbook will help our civil society partners on how to develop a methodology.
|Event – EP&R||Event – Aarhus Convention|
|01.12 | Seminar on Public Information||29-30.11 | Roundtable Aarhus Convention & Nuclear|
|Seminar co-organised by NTW and the Commission||co-organised by ANCCLI, IRSN, ASN and the Commission|
|EU Member States are required to transpose into national law the 2013 Basic Safety Standards Directive by February 2018. The 1st December seminar will be dedicated to the topic of public information (Articles 70 and 71 of the BSS Directive (2013/59/Euratom) and Article 8 of the amended nuclear safety Directive (2014/87/Euratom)) on how to ensure good and effective information to the public in the preparatory and the emergency phases.||In the perspective of the revised Basic Safety Standards (BSS) Directive(2013/59/Euratom), this Aarhus Convention and Nuclear Roundtable, gathering all the concerned stakeholders, gives the opportunity to present the key results of different initiatives and to discuss them in the perspective of the Aarhus Convention with a specific focus on the transboundary issues, in order to draw recommendations.|
|Event – Radioactive Waste Management||Info – Nuclear Illustrative Programme|
|15.12 | Nuclear spent fuel for export?||22.09 | PINC doesn’t offer a comprehensive approach|
|Conference organised by The Joint Project and Energy Club Hungary||Opinion on the Nuclear Illustrative Programme (PINC) of the EESC|
|This one-day conference with international experts will focus on the new Euratom directive on management of spent fuel and radioactive waste (Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom). The status of implementation in EU member states and whether this directive will „solve“ the issue of waste disposal will be analysed. To illustrate the effectiveness or non- effectiveness of this directive, Hungary will be the national studied case.
||As set out in Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty, the EESC is the single interlocutor of the Commission in drafting the nuclear illustrative programmes (PINC) for the EU. Its opinion is calling for substantial revisions to the communication notably to include sections on the competitiveness of nuclear power, related economic aspects, and public acceptability, liability for nuclear damages, transparency, and effective national dialogue.|
|05.10 | Change in the composition of NTW board||2016 | New members at NTW|
|After three years, NTW has some changes in its composition||Welcome!|
|The changes occurred as a result of the resignation of Michèle Rivasi and Corinne Lepage. Dr. Nadja Zeleznik, coordinator of the EP&R WG of NTW and working for the Regional Environmental Center, has been elected as the new president for the remaining two years of this Board period. The Board also chose Jan Haverkamp, expert consultant on nuclear energy and energy policy for different NGOs as vice-president.||Nuclear Transparency Wacth is pleased to announce the recent arrival of new NTW members: Miroslav Gregoric, as qualified member, from Slovenia. He is a former director of Slovenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority and senior expert for the IAEA activities. And Daniel Meijers, NTW representative of Laka Foundation from Netherlands.