Legal Opinion. Pathways to a Euratom Reform
|Author||Fouquet, European Greens|
|Classification||6.04.0.20/61 (INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS - EURATOM)|
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LEGAL OPINION Pathways to a Euratom Reform Short legal evaluation and strategy approach for the Green Group in the European Parliament on behalf of European Parliament - The Greens/EFA Group, 60 Rue Wiertz, 1040 Brüssel created by Rechtsanwältin/Lawyer Dr. Dörte Fouquet Becker Büttner Held · Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater · PartGmbB Avenue Marnix 28, 1000 Brüssel BELGIEN Part 1 Introduction The following evaluation aims to provide an outline and overview for a coherent reform of the EURATOM Treaty within a liberalised energy market, increasingly supplied with renewable energies and constantly improved by modern balancing and demand side management applications. The aim of this overview is to provide the Members of the European Parliament and other stakeholders with a pathway towards a structured convention process with its objective to reform the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)1 . There are various opinions in the public debate on issues such as a phasing out of EURATOM or the introduction of an overall new Energy Treaty in the Union, but such approach is not the objective of this short evaluation. It concentrates on the reform of EURATOM and the key principles. This study intends to give a legally and politically realistic approach on the reform needed in order to engage with a broader alliance to push for a dedicated EURATOM reform procedure. Especially if the reform will work toward an energy market- and competition -fairness- driven approach, proposing increased safety standards, full life-cycle responsibility of the industry, the introduction of a modern European liability regime, democratisation of the institutional and decision making process.