The Council decided unanimously to amend the Commission’s negotiation directives on the establishment of an international framework concerning ITER authorizing the Commission to put forward Cadarache (France) as the European candidate site. The Council also decided unanimously that the ITER European Legal Entity (ELE) will be located in Spain.

The next meeting of the Parties to the ITER agreement was held on 4 December. Three candidates for hosting ITER this site, Cadarache (France), Clarington (Canada) and Rokkasho (Japan) have been put forward.

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