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EU's Court of Auditors says Commission should update nuclear-safety rules

General view of the nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France, 07 February 2020.

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The European Commission has met its responsibilities on legislation and oversight of nuclear safety across Europe, but more steps are required to improve the overall legal framework and internal guidelines, the European Court of Auditors said in a report published on February 14.
“The Commission has generally met its responsibilities on nuclear safety,” said João Figueiredo, the member of the Court of Auditors who is responsible for the report. “We recommend updating the legal framework and procedures that are currently being used to assess the transposition of Euratom directives to issue opinions on nuclear investments and the monitoring of radioactivity.”
The Court of Auditors said a strengthening of the bloc’s monitoring procedures is needed if Brussels has any hope that it will be able to fully verify the efficiency of the bloc’s ability to watch over Europe’s nuclear facilities as they are not up to date nor fully configured to reflect recent technological and legislative developments.

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