A European, safe and innovative strategy on nuclear energy
Allow existing reactors to continue operating in their current form until the agreed-upon end of their lifecycle. Ensure that runtime extensions are permitted only if:
all safety regulations valid at the time of the decision are met;
long-term operations are performed at the full cost of the operator;
the latest level of technological advancements at the time of the evaluation is achieved;
the reactor is needed to ensure climate neutrality.
Allow the building and operation of already approved reactors under the respective agreed-upon contractual obligations.
Allow new reactors only if they are inherently safe (no active safety systems are required to bring the operation into a safe state of shutdown) and robust against outside influences.
Promote research and support the adoption of advanced nuclear fission and fusion concepts, such as thorium cycles, molten salt, liquid-metal, Gen4, fast breeder, or small modular reactors.