On 10 April 2007 the European Parliament voted by a large majority in favour of a report proposing a revision of the Euratom Treaty and extending parliamentary powers to nuclear energy policy. Euratom, which came into force in 1958, aims to assist EU Member States in developing nuclear policies for civil purposes. Euratom also prevents any military use of nuclear installations. The vote endorsed the proposition that the “Euratom Treaty remains for the moment an indispensable legal framework” and to “extend the co-decision procedure (with the Parliament involved) to legislation adopted under it”. The Parliament also calls for an increase of EU powers in nuclear policies while modernising the “outdated provisions” of Euratom. Such reforms, according to the report, should be discussed in an intergovernmental conference.