The Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) welcomes from 19 to 24 November 2017 an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up mission in Greece for the areas of radiation protection and nuclear safety.
The peer review concerns all the aspects of radiological protection and nuclear safety in the country, from applicable legislation to the inspections or measurements carried out by EEAE as the competent regulatory authority. In particular, a group of 8 international experts will review the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations and proposals included in the initial IRRS mission report of the year 2012.
The findings and conclusions will be announced at the end of the peer review.
The IRRS peer review
International peer reviews of the regulatory framework are used at European and international level in order to strengthen the global nuclear and radiological safety regime, as well as the harmonization with the current safety standards. Although not of mandatory nature initially, international peer reviews constitute now a conventional obligation of EU member states under Directives 2009/71/Euratom and 2011/70/Euratom. The process of the Greek peer review started in 2009 and Greece was the first non-nuclear EU Member State which was submitted to this review.