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Document 12016A002

Consolidated version of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community
Article 2

OJ C 203, 7.6.2016, p. 6–6 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 203/6

Article 2

In order to perform its task, the Community shall, as provided in this Treaty:


promote research and ensure the dissemination of technical information;


establish uniform safety standards to protect the health of workers and of the general public and ensure that they are applied;


facilitate investment and ensure, particularly by encouraging ventures on the part of undertakings, the establishment of the basic installations necessary for the development of nuclear energy in the Community;


ensure that all users in the Community receive a regular and equitable supply of ores and nuclear fuels;


make certain, by appropriate supervision, that nuclear materials are not diverted to purposes other than those for which they are intended;


exercise the right of ownership conferred upon it with respect to special fissile materials;


ensure wide commercial outlets and access to the best technical facilities by the creation of a common market in specialised materials and equipment, by the free movement of capital for investment in the field of nuclear energy and by freedom of employment for specialists within the Community;


establish with other countries and international organisations such relations as will foster progress in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.