About: uranium

Global Europe 14-06-2018

Serbia launches probe into 1999 NATO bombing

Almost two decades after the NATO bombing of Serbia, local authorities there have launched an investigation to determine whether depleted uranium bombs were used, which could explain in surge in autoimmune diseases. EURACTIV.rs reports.
Central Asia 30-08-2017

EU hails inauguration of international uranium bank in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan inaugurated a Low Enriched Uranium Bank on Tuesday (29 August), backed by the IAEA. The EU, one of the project's biggest donours, hailed it as a “success for international cooperation” on non-proliferation. EURACTIV.com reports from Ust-Kamenogorsk and Astana.
Energy 02-09-2015

New partnerships will be required to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons

As nuclear power begins to take off in the developing world, the UN’s uranium bank in Kazakhstan will play an increasingly important role in preventing the spread of enrichment technology and ensuring security, writes Almaz Khamzayev.
Development Policy 21-08-2015

Malawi discovers new mineral deposits, eyes investors

Impoverished Malawi announced yesterday (20 August) that new mineral deposits had been discovered in a $30-million geophysical survey sponsored by the World Bank and the European Union.
Development Policy 06-02-2014

France backs Niger in talks with Areva over uranium mining

The French development minister, Pascal Canfin, has called Niamey’s requests “legitimate” in the dispute between Niger and the French industrial giant, EURACTIV.fr reports.

Greenland, Denmark hope to reach uranium mining deal by end 2014

An agreement on uranium extraction in Greenland is expected by the end of the year, the prime ministers of the two countries confirmed on Wednesday (8 January), despite lingering tension between the two sides.
Development Policy 07-01-2014

Niger and France reach impasse on uranium talks

Negotiations between Niger and the French nuclear energy conglomerate Areva have hardened as the two sides seek to reach an agreement on uranium extraction in the Western African country. EURACTIV.fr reports.

Greenland votes to allow uranium, rare earths mining

Greenland's parliament voted on Thursday (24 October) to end a decades-long prohibition on mining for radioactive materials like uranium, further opening up the country to investors from Australia and China eager to tap its vast mineral resources.

Greenland report paves way for sovereign uranium mining

A new report commissioned by the Greenland government has concluded that the country has full sovereignty over commodities trading, including for uranium, which is regulated by international treaties on non-nuclear proliferation.

Danish U-turn clears way for uranium mining in Greenland

A majority in the Danish parliament signalled their readiness to allow extraction and exports of uranium from Greenland, marking a historical shift in Danish foreign policy after 30 years of opposition to nuclear power.
Global Europe 01-06-2010

Turkey and the West: The end of a partnership?

Turkey's agreement with Iran to store low-enriched uranium in return for fuel rods for use in a medical research reactor suggests that Ankara is disillusioned with Europe and that Turkey's post-war partnership with the West may be coming to an end, writes Sinan Ülgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) in Istanbul.
Climate change 11-01-2001

NATO takes steps to diffuse concerns about depleted uranium

NATO adopts measures to allay concerns over the use of depleted uranium munitions.