At the end of 2001, the EU Council of Ministers requested that a group of experts, chaired by Prof. David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, be set up to examine the possibility of a fast track towards fusion energy production. The conclusions of the panel were an endorsement of ITER, to be constructed as soon as possible, and at the same time, the start of IFMIF (International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility) engineering design activities. For the full report see our EFDA website!