European Atomic Energy Community Law and Legal Definition

European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) is an international organization formed to develop a European civil nuclear industry. It was established on 25 March 1957 along with the European Economic Community (EEC) by the Treaty of Rome, being taken over by the executive institutions of the EEC in 1967.

EURATOM was created to promote research, safety standards, investment, location of supplies of ores and nuclear fuel, and ensure that resources were not diverted for non-peaceful purposes. Members of the EURATOM include all European Union members as well as other European nations.