EU to recognize nuclear as a strategic industry
06 April 2020
FORATOM welcomes the European Commission's goal of ensuring Europe's industry is fit for the ambitions of today and prepared for the realities of tomorrow, as outlined in its Industrial Strategy published recently. The European nuclear industry stands ready to help Europe achieve its goals in terms of providing clean energy and maintaining Europe's competitiveness.
As highlighted in the Industrial Strategy, one of the key challenges ahead is ensuring that Europe's industry has access to a secure supply of clean energy at a competitive price. This is crucial for maintaining Europe's competitiveness.
The European nuclear industry also contributes significantly to the EU's economy as it currently sustains around 1 million jobs in the EU and generates around €450 bn in GDP.