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Introduction

  • Darryl A. Howlett
Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Abstract

EURATOM is the organisation which is today entrusted with the task of implementing nuclear safeguards in the European Community. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also conducts its own safeguards verification activities in the territories of the Community Member States. But as a result of developments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it is EURATOM which has the initial responsibility for ensuring effective safeguards implementation in this particular region.

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Member State International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Weapon Nuclear Industry Nuclear Submarine 
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Notes

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