The UK government aims to maintain as many of the benefits the country has enjoyed from its membership of the European Atomic Energy Community since joining the EU and Euratom in 1973 through a “close and effective association” in the future, Greg Clark, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy told Parliament yesterday. The UK will exit Euratom at the same time as withdrawing from the EU, on 29 March 2019. In a written statement to the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Clark said: “Our plans are designed to be robust so as to be prepared for a number of different scenarios including the unlikely outcome that there is no future agreement at all. Our number one priority is continuity for the nuclear sector.
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The Government is aiming to maintain its role in European nuclear research after leaving the body responsible for regulating the industry across the continent, it has been announced. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the Government will seek a “close association” with Euratom as the next phase of Brexit discussions focus on the UK’s future relationship with the organisation.
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