Extracts from the press conference by Günther Oettinger on the adoption of a draft proposal for an amended EU directive on nuclear safety

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-079156   Duration: 10:02:40  Lieu:
End production: 13/06/2013   First transmission: 13/06/2013
On 13 June 2013, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, gave a press conference on the adoption of a draft proposal for an amended EU directive on nuclear safety. The safety of nuclear energy production is vital for all Europeans. Rigorous safety provisions help ensure that accidents like Fukushima will not happen in Europe. They also guarantee the most efficient response should a nuclear emergency nevertheless occur. With this proposal, which amends the nuclear safety directive from 2009, the European Commission sets out EU-wide safety objectives to significantly reduce the risks and protect people and the environment. By introducing a system of regular European peer reviews, increasing transparency on nuclear safety matters and strengthening the powers of national regulators, the directive aims at continuous improvement of nuclear safety across the EU.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, at the press conference 00:00:05
10:00:10 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in GERMAN) saying that the decision on nuclear safety arrangement is, according to the treaty, a national affair and based on national parliamentary processes but nevertheless there is agreement where by a degree of competence will lie with Europe but the final competence lies with Member States. After Fukushima, the European Commission is more convinced that safety doesn't stop at national borders; so, they are working on European Safety architecture. 00:00:59
10:01:09 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:01:14 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in GERMAN) saying that the Member States have different policies in the area of nuclear energy, some are pro-nuclear, some are anti-nuclear, and some have no nuclear station on the soil but their neighbours do. And everybody agrees that nuclear safety is a very important subject. 00:00:49
10:02:04 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:02:10 Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH) saying that Member States were asked after the stress test to come along with national action plans and here they are talking about increasing safety. 00:00:29
10:02:40 Departure of Günther Oettinger 00:00:05
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