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Russia to help Italy return to N-Energy in three to five years

Russia to help Italy return to  N-Energy A declaration of intent to collaborate on nuclear reactor construction and design was among 14 agreements signed during an Italian-Russian summit held in Moscow recently.

At the summit, chaired by the presidents of the two countries, Italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola signed a declaration of intent with Rosatom Director General Sergey Kiriyenko covering collaboration on the construction of third generation nuclear reactors and the study, design and construction of a prototype fourth-generation reactor.

Kiriyenko said that Russia would be helping Italy with its return to nuclear energy within the next 3-5 years. Under the latest agreement, a Russian-Italian working group is to be set up to develop a joint activity programme within six months.

The lower house of the Italian government recently approved a bill overturning the country’s moratorium on nuclear power.