The basis for the bilateral discussions in the DTK is the Agreement Between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic on the Regulation Matters of Common Interest Regarding Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (in German), concluded in 1990. Following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992, the agreement continues to apply with regard to both Czechia and Slovakia (in German). The German-Czech Commission was established under the auspices of this agreement.


Year established1995 (constitutive meeting)
Participating authorities
  • Germany: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU; lead responsibility); the competent federal state ministries of Bavaria and Saxony
  • Czech Republic: The State Office for Nuclear Safety (Státní úřad pro jadernou bezpečnost / SÚJB)
MeetingsAnnual, chair alternates
TasksThe DTK is a framework for mutual exchange of information on developments in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, developments in the legal provisions for nuclear safety and radiation protection, and operating experiences with nuclear installations. This includes regular mutual reporting on the two nuclear power plants in Czechia, namely Dukovany and Temelin, and on German nuclear power plants, in particular the Isar plant.
Working groupsNone