On November 27, Claudie Haigneré, French Minister for Research and New Technologies, in her visit to Cadarache (France) called on mobilization around Europe’s candidacy for the ITER project in Cadarache.

At the Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels, on November 26, C. Haigneré had announced: “I am delighted that Europe has come together behind Cadarache’s candidacy. This is good news for France, for Europe and for research in general”.

The French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin was glad that “Europe joins forces on a single project in order to win the global competition”.

On November 17 Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Claudie Haigneré had visited together the Cadarache site proposed to host ITER.