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Euratom: Does the UK really have to leave?

The government plans for Britain to leave the European nuclear body as part of Brexit—but this has been met with fierce backlash. What are the prospects for Britain remaining, or striking an association agreement?

By Steve Peers  

Theresa May walks with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Members of Parliament were today debating whether the UK really has to leave Euratom, the atomic energy organisation, when it leaves the EU. The UK government has already served its intention to leave both bodies at the same time, but in recent days there have been concerns about the possible impact of this. So is it feasible to reverse course on the Brexit process in part?

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