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Lebedeva Yu.V. The Role of the European Commission in the Control System for the Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2020.3.18

Yulia V. Lebedeva, PhD Student, Department of European Law, MGIMO University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Adviser, Historical and Documentary Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq., 32/34, 119200 Moscow G-200, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4902-1657


Introduction: the control function of the European Commission in the field of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management is very important both now and in the future, so the European Commission is responsible, together with Euratom, to future generations for the matters of nuclear burials within the territory of the EU. The purpose of the study was to monitor the European Commission’s handling of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. Methods: the methodological framework for the research is a set of methods of scientific knowledge based on dialectical and historical materialism, the methods of logical and structural-functional analysis. Results: the author’s well-founded position is based on EU law and the opinions of the competent scientific community in Russia and abroad on the role of the European Commission in the implementation of the function of control and supervision in the nuclear field, in particular, for the management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The reports that the European Commission makes to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reveal all the situation in the sphere of RW and SNF management in the EU member states, which makes it possible to keep the situation under control. Conclusions: the study revealed the important role of the European Commission in the system of control of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel together with Euratom to adjust the actions of the EU member states in the sphere of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.

Key words: the European Commission, radioactive waste, EU law, Treaty on the European Union, EU Directive on the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste, spent nuclear fuel, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community.

Citation. Lebedeva Yu.V. The Role of the European Commission in the Control System for the Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel. Legal Concept, 2020, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 128-132. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2020.3.18

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