British Prime Minister advocates a common European
On 26 October 2005, the UK Prime Minister, Tony
Blair, gave a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
He put an emphasis on energy policy stating that “it is
time that we developed a common European energy policy”.
He also said that the European Union should develop a common position
on the development of nuclear power. He added that it is an area
"into which we need to be putting future work". Meanwhile
an academic report commissioned by the UK presidency and published
this week suggests having a “Europe wide licensing regime,
to modernize EU nuclear legislation and to create the conditions
which minimize the cost of the inevitable regulatory burden. A
nuclear task force that would identify barriers and areas for
improved cooperation across Europe would be timely.”
Blairs speech to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg