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Brussels, 1 December 2011
ITER: Agreement on the extra €1.3BN needed for 2012 and 2013
Brussels, 1 December – A full agreement was found at today's trilogue (Council, European Parliament, European Commission) on the funding of the experimental reactor "ITER" for the next two years.
"I am relieved that the extra financial needs of ITER are now covered, stated EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski. The EU could not afford to lose credibility vis-à-vis its international partners involved in the project. Furthermore, I am pleased that this budgetary deal was made possible thanks to the positive spirit shown by the representatives of both the Council and the Parliament".
The "ad referendum" agreement will now have to be formally adopted by the two institutions according to their internal procedures, and is as such:
Note: ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a joint initiative of the EU, the USA, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Russia.