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EU agrees nuclear research funding

Iter fusion programme gets €5.6 billion while Euratom receives €1.4bn

National leaders in the European Council have agreed on €5.61 billion in funding for Iter—the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor—in the next seven-year budget, with additional money for nuclear research. 

On 18 December, member states agreed to spend €1.38bn on the European Atomic Energy Community research and training programme, covering the coming five-year period. This money comes on top of the Iter budget. 

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