California Western International Law Journal


Among the reasons for the development of the European Atomic Energy Community--the expense of nuclear research, the scarcity of trained scientists and the need for uniformity in inspection, health and safety rules was the further thought that nuclear energy was a good area for the development of a supranational entity since there was the possibility of a crisis in teh study of fuel for Europe and cooperative positive action ws necessary. As it turned out, the crisis did not materialize and the nationalistic desires of the Member States re-manifested themselves to a great extent making the original hopes for Euratom fade. However, there was still great pressure for the development of a supranational institution, and it is the scope of this article to consider the limits of that supranationalism.