FORATOM backs mandatory transparency register for interest groups
FORATOM responded to the consultation launched by the European Commission on a mandatory transparency on 1 June 2016. FORATOM considers that the transparency register is an essential tool to enhance the credibility and trustworthiness of EU stakeholders and that it should evolve towards a mandatory scheme covering the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission.
Back in 2008 when the transparency register was created, FORATOM was the first organisation to register and has thus demonstrated its commitment to transparency. Beforehand, the “Code of Conduct” was adopted by the FORATOM General Assembly.
The European nuclear industry trade association has always been a reliable and well-known supporter of the EU institutions. It has been involved in many EU initiatives such as the European Nuclear Energy Forum, The Sustainable Nuclear Energy-Technology Platform etc.
The role of FORATOM is definitely to support the work of the EU institutions by providing them with its expertise on nuclear energy and delivering the common views of the European nuclear industry on the nuclear-related topics (waste management, research, climate change, security of supply, market design, safety etc.).
The results to the public consultation are available here.