The European Commission said September 16 that the 14 countries in the European Union that have nuclear power capacity all met a September 15 deadline to provide an interim report on the readiness of their nuclear plants to withstand a crisis such as the Fukushima facility faced. The countries agreed last spring to provide reports as part of stress tests that would consider risks from natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The reports will be finalized and submitted to national regulators and international experts before the Commission prepares a final risk assessment for a meeting of EU governments in June 2012.