THE EUROPEAN Commission has redrafted legislation allowing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) to accede to the global Convention on Nuclear Safety. This follows a European Court of Justice declaration last year that the European Union Council of Ministers made mistakes when it ratified the treaty. Implementing legislation had failed to declare all of Euratom's roles regarding nuclear safety, making the ratification null and void. EU ministers will now be asked to approve a new improved version.

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