Policy & Regulation

Brexit transition could buy time for nuclear industry

A Brexit transition deal may give the European nuclear industry enough time to agree on the supply of uranium, materials and skilled labour to the UK A Brexit transition deal may give the European nuclear industry enough time to agree on the supply of uranium, materials and skilled labour to the UK.
By Andreas Walstad 5 February 2018 0 29407
An artist’s impression of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, UK. An artist’s impression of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, UK (EDF)

A proposal to enable EU laws to apply to the UK until 2021 could give the European nuclear industry some much-needed breathing room to negotiate new agreements on uranium and labour supply.

Ministers from 27 EU countries proposed that the EU acquis – the rights and obligations all member states are bound by – should fully apply to the UK until 31 December 2020. If the UK accepts the proposal, which was put forward after a meeting in Brussels on 29 January, the Euratom treaty...