Bilateral Cooperation

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Annual bilateral meetings between the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety are organized in the framework of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Issues of Common Interest in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection.

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Annual meetings of the representatives of the Czech Republic and Austria are organized under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Exchange of Information in the Nuclear Area (Protocol between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of Austrian Republic amending the Agreement between the Government of the Czechoslovakian Socialist Republic and the Government of the Austrian Republic on Issues of Common Interest in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection).

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Cooperation with the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚJD) is the most extensive and intensive bilateral cooperation for the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB). Contacts are rather informal, i.e. they are primarily made during consultations over specific problems on the level of inspectors and on different managerial levels. With respect to partially different institutional arrangement in Slovakia, the cooperation primarily deals with nuclear safety, practical measures on nuclear material non-proliferation and coordination at various international forums, mostly IAEA and EU. In practice, questions of regulatory practice both in the individual cases (operational events at Dukovany, Bohunice and Mochovce nuclear power plants) and on the system level (legislation, procedures) are discussed within the framework of this bilateral cooperation. There is an advantage in having very similar technology installed at the nuclear power plants and in lack of language barrier. Joint inspections at selected facilities are organized on a regular basis.

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Bilateral meetings are organized under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Information Exchange in the Nuclear Area.

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The nuclear regulatory bodies of the Czech Republic, HungarySlovakia and Slovenia established an informal "quadrilateral" group in 2003. Its objective is to create a framework for discussion of the important subjects of the assessment of safety and operation of nuclear facilities in the region and possible subsequent coordination of negotiating positions in the EU or IAEA. By cooperating in this group the members wish, especially, to raise the effectiveness of cooperation over subjects of common interest. The group meets on a bi-annual basis - in autumn within the framework of the IAEA General Conference and in spring at a two-day meeting. Both ideas (exchange of information and position and coordination) proved to be very useful and the group is now respected in the international field.