|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 62, Pages 41-44|
|Content Type||Legislation, News, Policy-making|
Decision (Euratom) 2021/281 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 22 February 2021 - introducing amendments to Decision 2007/198/Euratom to secure the continuation of European financing of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project during the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) period 2021-2027.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) agreement was signed in 2006 by Euratom, the United States, the Russian Federation, Japan, China, South Korea and India. Euratom took the lead in this project. This international fusion energy project is a first-of-a kind long-term project to build and operate a reactor to test the feasibility of fusion as an energy source. Decision 2007/198/Euratom established the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy to provide the contribution of Euratom to the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation and the Broader Approach Activities with Japan as well as to prepare and coordinate a programme of activities in preparation for the construction of a demonstration fusion reactor and related facilities.
The Commission submitted its proposal for a Council Decision on 7 June 2018. The European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the ITER proposal on 15 January 2019 welcoming the proposal and calling on the Council of the European Union to approve it. The Council reached a political agreement on the proposed Decision on 18 December 2020. The formal adoption of the proposal by the Council took place on 22 February 2021. The Act was published in the Official Journal on 23 February 2021.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research, Energy|
|Subject Tags||EU Budget, Multiannual Financial Framework [MFF], Nuclear Energy|
|International Organisations||EAEC | Euratom|