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Role of russian uranium export in the energy balance of the EU
The determination of possible ways for development of further relations between the ЕС and Russia in area of atomic energy, in particular the determination of strategies for Russian companies, is the primary objective of this work. It is necessary to execute next tasks to achieve it:1.To consider position of atomic energy in the world and in the ЕС;2.To define the role of basic participants in the uranium market of the ЕС;3.To analyse the most problematic aspects of mutual relations of Russia and the ЕС, coming from the historically folded situation;4.To define basic directions of development, strengthening and maintenance of Russian positions at the market of commodities and services of nuclear fuel cycle of the ЕС;5.To consider basic directions of diversification policy of generating powers of Russia, Australia, Canada, Namibia, Niger and Kazakhstan; 6.To define the further ways for development of all uranium exporters for European nuclear fuel cycle;7. To analyse the prospects for Russian companies in the uranium market of the ЕС.A main job performance is the confirmation of hypothesis asserting, that in the nearest two decades Russia will not increase the volumes of supplied services for the nuclear power fuel complex of the European union. In addition, the author of this work came to the conclusion, that main exporters of uranium complement the policy of diversification, entering into long-term contracts with the countries of the Asian region, where the markets are more perspective, than European market. Besides, there are plenty of disagreements in political and legal spheres, for example, establishment of quota for deliveries and limitations in conclusion of contracts between European and Russian companies. Thus it discriminates the Russian side and forces it to revise its policy of diversification. However, the ЕС and Russia try to come to the consensus, therefore the European uranium market remains strategically important for Russia. As recommending an author it offered to work out the most perspective directions of politics of diversification for Russia in future.