A Target For Euratom
|Auteur||Euratom, L.Armand, F.Etzel, F.Giordani|
|Classificatie||6.04.0.20/60 (SAMENWERKINGSVERBANDEN - EURATOM)|
Uit de publicatie:
A TARGET FOR EURATOM REPORT submitted by Mr. Louis ARMAND, Mr. Franz ETZEL and Mr. Francesco GIORDANI at the request of the governments of Belgium, France, German Federal Republic, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands MAY 1957 PREFACE On November 16, 1956, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, France, the German Federal Republic, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands instructed us to report 'on the amount of atomic energy which can be produced in the near future in the six countries, and the means to he employed for this purpose'. On March 25, 1957, the Treaty instituting the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) was signed by the same Ministers in Rome and is now being submitted to the parliaments of our six countries. In the hope that this Community can begin to function in the very near future, we have entitled our report: A Target for Euratom. While endeavouring to define this objective, we have been aware of the unique chance which the advent of nuclear energy offers our countries. Only ten years ago, Europe seemed to be condemned to have less abundant and more expensive energy than the United States; nobody would have imagined that this opportunity would emerge. Today, it can be said that if our countries, guided and stimulated by Euratom, make the necessary effort they will in future command-as the New World does now-abundant and cheap energy supplies, enabling them to enter boldly into the atomic era.