Press release

Nuclear industry launches manifesto for new EU mandate

Jun 13, 2024 | Press Release

Prague, 13 June 2024: Today, leaders from across the European nuclear industry have published a manifesto outlining their priorities for the new European Commission. The manifesto calls on the EU to recognise nuclear as a solution to many of the challenges which the EU is facing today: climate change, access to affordable energy and security of supply.

“Nuclear is a clean and sustainable technology which is why it essential the next Commission treat nuclear on an equal footing with other fossil free technologies” states Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope Director General. “Our expectation is that future policy proposals will focus on goals – decarbonisation, competitiveness, energy sovereignty – rather than on specific technologies.”

In the manifesto, nuclear industry leaders have outlined their priorities for the next Commission as follows:

  • Treat all net-zero technologies equally
  • Implement consistent and coherent policies which facilitate the deployment of nuclear
  • Allow nuclear to access EU funds and finance
  • Include the nuclear fuel cycle as an enabling activity under the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy
  • Ensure that low-carbon technologies are not discriminated against in taxation policies
  • Enable innovative nuclear technologies to access EU funds beyond the Euratom programme and provide greater support for nuclear research
  • Support and invest in the development of a skilled nuclear workforce.

Click here to download the manifesto in full.

About us: nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe.
The membership of nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations and through these associations, nucleareurope represents nearly 3,000 European companies working in the industry and supporting around 1,100,000 jobs.

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