European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is a committee of the European Parliament. Its areas of responsibility relate to industry, especially technology-intensive manufacturing, information technology, and telecommunications. It also coordinates European space policy, and as such, has ties with the European Space Agency. It has oversight duties on the Joint Research Centre and the Central Office for Nuclear Measurements, as well as similar projects.
One major area of activity for the committee is energy policy, safety, and efficiency. They monitor compliance with the Euratom Treaty around nuclear waste disposal.
In the past the ITRE committee also used to deal with transport, apart from the other three areas of responsibility of which it is still in possession. European Union transport policy is now, however, coordinated from the Committee on Transport and Tourism in the European Parliament.
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