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"In many ways, the future of nuclear energy is much brighter than it has been for many years. We are evermore recognised and valued for the unique services that nuclear energy offer humanity, and I am immensely proud to have served and lead our industry through these exciting times," writes Agneta Rising, outgoing director general of World Nuclear Association.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Message-We-must-cross-the-bridges-that-divide-us

France and Romania have signed a declaration of intent on cooperation in the civil nuclear field, which aims, among other things, to work "with strategic partners" to build units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and to upgrade unit 1. The document was signed yesterday by French Prime Minister Jean Castex and his Romanian counterpart Ludovic Orban, who led a delegation of his ministers to Paris.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/France-and-Romania-plan-joint-work-on-Cernavoda-pr

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, today reiterated that all clean technologies, including nuclear, will be needed for a low-carbon economic recovery, while Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president of the European Commission, stressed that the Commission “would not stand in the way” of EU Member States that support nuclear power. Timmermans was speaking as Birol's guest in the latest edition of the IEA's Big Ideas speaker series

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-Commission-will-not-hinder-pro-nuclear-countrie

Poland will ask the European Commission to approve state aid for the construction of what will be the country's first nuclear power plants, Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski told reporters in Warsaw yesterday, according to Reuters. "It is impossible these days to build a nuclear power plant without state support," Naimski said.

Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Poland-to-seek-EU-state-aid-approval-for-nuclear-p

The lifting of economic sanctions against Iran remains an essential part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) and its signatories are committed to expanding the special purpose vehicle that enables European businesses to maintain trade with the country, according to the European Commission's foreign affairs spokesperson Peter Stano.

Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-Commission-reassures-Iran-of-commitment-t

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation on 15 October signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Canadian government, which sets out terms for the transfer of Canadian-supplied nuclear material (tritium), and tritium-related equipment and technology.

Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-returns-to-iter-8195013

After leaving the Iter project in 2003, Canada has now signed a cooperation agreement with the ITER Organisation for the transfer of Canadian-supplied tritium, and tritium-related equipment and technology. The agreement follows the signing in April 2018 of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how Canada could participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-agrees-to-participate-in-ITER-fusion-projec

US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Poland's Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski yesterday discussed the signing of the first intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on the development of Poland's civil nuclear power programme. Brouillette signed the agreement yesterday and it will be signed by Naimski once it is received in Warsaw.

Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-supports-Polish-energy-independence-with-nucle

US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium whose cutting-edge research could lead to extensions in the operational life of nuclear power plants worldwide. 

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-lead-eu-programme-investigating-material-fatigue-in-nuclear-plant-8187588

A proposed amendment to Spain's draft climate change and energy transition bill that would prohibit the exploration and extraction of uranium is unconstitutional, says Berkeley Energia. The Australian-based company is at an advanced stage in licensing its Salamanca uranium mine.

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Berkeley-opposes-move-to-ban-uranium-mining-in-Spa