Energy

Group of experts

A group of independent radiation protection and public health experts is attached to the European Commission to help the EU make decisions concerning radioactivity. Its members are appointed by the Scientific and Technical Committee, referred to in the Euratom Treaty Article 31, and for a duration of 5 years.

The Commission must consult the group of experts for any updates of the Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59/Euratom), which cover safety rules for radiation in applications such as medicine and research.

Rules of procedure for the group of experts

Composition of the group of experts 2020-2025

Observers to the group of experts

Summary meeting reports 

Opinions of the group of experts

Opinion on a draft proposal for an implementing regulation imposing conditions governing the import of food, minor food and feed originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station

November 2018

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law (COM(2018) 218 final)

Opinion on the Prolongation of the latest Post-Chernobyl Regulation – Council Regulation 733/2008 amended by Council Regulation 1048/2009

March 2013

Opinion on the draft proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations)

The draft proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations

November 2012

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency

November 2011

Opinion on International Basic Safety Standards

June 2011

Opinion on the accident in Fukushima: Measures with regard to food, feed and cosmetics imported into the EU after the accident in Fukushima

June 2011

Opinion on the accident in Fukushima: Measures with regard to containers and conveyances, and goods imported into the EU after the accident in Fukushima

February 2010

Opinion on the Revised Basic Safety Standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation

Draft Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive

November 2009

Opinion on the draft proposal for a Council Regulation (EURATOM) establishing a Community system for Registration of carriers of radioactive material

November 2008

Opinion on the extension of Council Regulation (EC) No 733/2008

June 2008

Opinion on the proposal of the drinking water directive

June 2006

Opinion on the International Atomic Energy Agency Safety Standards for protecting people and the environment Fundamentals Safety Principles

December 2002

Opinion on the draft Council Recommendation on the reporting of radioactive discharges

December 2002

Opinion on the draft Directive amending Council Directive 92/3/Euratom on shipments of radioactive waste

December 2002

Opinion on the draft Council Directive on the safety of nuclear installations

December 2002

Opinion on the draft Council Directive on spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste

March 2001

Opinion on the potential radiological effects from Depleted Uranium