Germany is represented in European and international organisations such as the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by the Federal Government, with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) taking the lead on matters concerning nuclear safety. The BMU is also responsible for implementing the numerous bilateral agreements on the exchange of nuclear safety information. The agreements with neighbouring countries are particularly important in this context.
In addition, the BMU is active in various bodies comprising representatives of European and international licensing and regulatory authorities. The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE), the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) and the licensing and regulatory authorities at the state (Land) level are consulted as required.