Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovenia
Regulators from these three countries and the Slovak Republic met from June 3rd to 5th, 2009 in Trenčín. Delegations exchanged information on current regulatory activities and discussed events at NI since the last meeting. At the same time they discussed coordinati- on of their activities in European structures (WENRA, ENSREG, Czech EU chairmanship, etc.) and cooperation with the IAEA. Participants informed each other on planned construction of new NPP units in all participating countries and regulatory acti- vities in this area. All participants approved the creation of wor- king group oriented at Exchange of information in this area and possible harmonization of requirements on new nuclear units.

Meeting based on Agreement between the Govern- ment of the Slovak Republic and Government of Poland on Ear- ly Notifi cation of Nuclear Accident, on Exchange of Information and on Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection was held in Nowy Wisnicz from 5th to 7th October 2009. Main themes of the meeting were legislation in the area of nuclear safety, especially implementation of Directive of the European Council 2009/71/Euratom, construction of Mochov- ce 3 and 4, preparation of Polish nuclear program, process of site selection for planned NPP in Poland, radiation monitoring and emergency preparedness. Discussion brought a lot of in- formation and knowledge, which will be used on both sides in decision making process.

Bilateral meeting with representatives of Austrian Mi- nistry of Foreign Aff aires as well as further ministries and regi- onal governments based on Agreement between Government of Austria and Government of the Slovak Republic on Issues of Common Interest in Connection with Nuclear Safety and Radia- tion Protection was held from 16th to 18th June 2009 in Banská Štiavnica. Members of Austrian delegation were interested par- ticularly in construction of units 3 and 4 in Mochovce. Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic informed them about the process of Environmental Impact Assessment (hereinafter “EIA”) and steps that already had been taken. Austrian party ex- pressed their satisfaction with EIA process, which is transparent and runs according to law and intergovernmental agreement between Austria and Slovakia. SE, a. s. presented actual state of the fi nalization of construction of NPP Mochovce 3 and 4, especially state of building and technology works. JAVYS, a. s. informed about Slovak decision to build a new nuclear power plant as well as about signing of contract with ČEZ, a. s. and about planned feasibility study of realization of a new NPP. Aus- trian party asked the Slovak Republic for organization of two technical seminars. First of them: Seminar on severe accidents in connection with fi nalization of Mochovce 3 and 4 constructi- on took place on December 15th, 2009 in premises of NRA SR.

Czech Republic
On 13th and 14th October, 2009 a regular annual bilateral meeting of Czech and Slovak regulators based on governmental agreement on exchange of information and co-operation was held in Pezinok. Activities of regulators con- cerning execution of supervision upon nuclear safety, which were performed since the last meeting created a framework for discussion. The Slovak side informed about process of prepa- ration of new nuclear legislation and about actual status of NI in the Slovak Republic. Parties discussed a new Agreement on Exchange of Radiation Data between the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. A contact person was designated on Czech side, which should, together with responsible persons from Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and SHMI, bring the agreement to an end from the legislative and technical point of view. Czech party presented strategy and outcomes of control activities of Czech regulator in NI for the fi rst half of year 2009.

Cooperation continues with Gesellschaft fuer Reaktorsicherheit based on which experts from Slovakia attend regularly seminars in the area of nuclear safety.

In 2009 an endeavour continued to renew and extend the Agreement between NRA SR and French Nuclear Safety Authority on exchange of information and co-operation in the area of supervision upon nuclear safety, the validity of which has already fi nished. A new Agreement between NRA SR and French Nuclear Safety Authority on exchange of information and co-operation in the area of supervision upon nuclear safety and protection against radiation is prepared for signature after the text has been approved by both sides.

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