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Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Improvements seen in Hungary's regulatory framework

Hungary has made "significant improvements" to its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety since 2015, an International Atomic Energy Agency follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2018


Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Russian Energy Week, a Moscow-based annual conference and exhibition traditionally devoted to hydrocarbons, has for the second time included a session about the nuclear power industry. Claire-Louise Isted, editor of World Nuclear News, reports here on the increasing prominence of the world's best hope against climate change. 

Perspectives 05 October 2018


Paks II building work to start soon, says Russian president

Paks II building work to start soon, says Russian president

Construction of two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary is expected to start soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a press conference in Moscow on 18 September.

New Nuclear 20 September 2018


Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rusatom-VPO-DEKRA MOU - May 2018 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, yesterday signed a series of agreements with overseas companies during the Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held this week in Sochi, Russia. The agreements, with Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Zambia, include the engineering and medical sectors, among others.

Corporate 16 May 2018


Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Policies 23 February 2018


Austria to sue EC over Paks 'state aid' approval

Austria to sue EC over Paks 'state aid' approval

Austria plans to sue the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks nuclear power plant, Austrian Sustainability Minister Elisabeth Köstinger said yesterday. In a statement by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Köstinger said: "It is a wrong signal if the European Commission classifies subsidies for the construction of nuclear power plants as harmless to energy policy."

Nuclear Policies 23 January 2018


General Electric wins turbine contract for Paks II

General Electric wins turbine contract for Paks II

GE Hungary, a subsidiary of General Electric, has won a €793 million ($970 million) contract to manufacture and supply the turbines for two new reactors under construction at the Paks nuclear power plant, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported yesterday.

Corporate 17 January 2018


IAEA completes review of Hungarian nuclear security

IAEA completes review of Hungarian nuclear security

Hungary has made commendable progress in implementing recommendations from an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission conducted in 2013, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said. A follow-up IPPAS mission was completed today.

Regulation & Safety 07 July 2017


Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

Corporate 20 June 2017


Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

MVM Paks II has received environmental approval to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The company received an environmental licence from the Baranya County Government Office in late September, but this was challenged by Greenpeace Hungary and Energiaklub. The initial licence was then reviewed by Pest County Government Office, which gave statutory approval of the licence on 18 April.

Regulation & Safety 21 April 2017