The international nuclear fusion energy demonstration project Iter has been put at risk by recent global political developments, an MEP has claimed.
International relations were raised as a concern for the future of Iter at a meeting of the Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee on 9 November. Miroslav Poche, a Czech MEP with the Socialist and Democrats group, expressed fears about increased political instability in the relations between some of the project’s funders.
“We ask many questions about the stability of partners like Russia or the UK after Brexit or perhaps after this morning the United States as well. If we lose any of these partners it will jeopardise the whole project,” he said.