An initiative to strengthen UK-France civilian nuclear cooperation 

Participants:France, UK
Topic:Energy & Climate Action
Summit:1st summit - Czechia
Date:6 October 2022
Type:Written declaration
Pre-existing arrangement:Yes

At the 1st EPC summit in the Czech Republic, the leaders committed to promoting and expanding UK-French civil nuclear cooperation. They also reaffirmed the full support of the UK and French governments for the construction of a new nuclear power station at Sizewell and expect the relevant authorities to finalise the agreements and financial arrangements in the following months.



The UK Government confirmed its decision to invest in the Sizewell C nuclear project in Suffolk on 29 November 2022.


The UK and France published a statement on cooperation in the field of civilian nuclear energy in which the parties expressed their interest in maintaining and expanding bilateral cooperation, including support for the ongoing construction of the Hinkley Point C EPR project in the UK.