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EU Council reiterates commitment to ITER

A task force is now being established to find a solution for the financial sitiation ''in due time''. (Click to view larger version...)
A task force is now being established to find a solution for the financial sitiation ''in due time''.
Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the Competitiveness Council of the European Union discussed the status and the way forward of the ITER Project "with a view to the establishment of a sound and sustainable financial framework for the construction of the thermonuclear reactor, following the estimated cost increases of the project," it says in a provisional press release. "The Council reiterated its commitment to the success of the ITER Project [...] and all member states recognized its importance and the need to find a solution for the financial situation in due time." With that purpose, the Presidency proposed the establishment of a task force to "analyze possible options in order to find a sustainable solution."

Read the press release here...



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