Research and Training Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (2019-2020) complementing the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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EESC opinion: Research and Training Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (2019-2020) complementing the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Key points

The EESC:

  • takes note of the Commission's conclusions on the interim evaluation of the 2014-2018 Euratom Programme and its changes;
  • believes that the greatest attention should be paid to nuclear safety issues;
  • repeats its recommendation that the European Commission continue to promote the development of non-fossil, renewable energies and take steps to rebalance the share of nuclear energy in Member States' energy mix;
  • is of the view that limits should be placed on subcontracting and that it should be strictly regulated, as it has now been demonstrated that subcontracting is an element of insecurity in the maintenance of nuclear power stations.

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