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Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

The Hungarian government has organised energy issues, including the Paks II project, to be under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, citing the changing situation in energy as well as around the project to build a Russian-supplied nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 27 May 2022


Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary says that Russia’s Rosatom has given reassurances that "in terms of technology they are able to complete the project", with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó looking forward to the construction entering its next phase.

New Nuclear 06 May 2022


Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungary is committed to the safe and effective management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 05 April 2022


Hungarian nuclear degree's first for IAEA review

Hungarian nuclear degree's first for IAEA review

The International Atomic Energy Agency's curriculum review at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics concluded the degree programme was "robust" and was "producing graduates with an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge".

 

Other News 21 January 2022


Application submitted for Paks II containment

Application submitted for Paks II containment

An application to build the containment building of the first new unit at Hungary's Paks II nuclear power plant has been submitted. Project company Atomerőmű Zrt said it should be approved within 150 days. Meanwhile, Hungary's nuclear regulator has assumed a new, more independent, legal status.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2022


V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

Ministers from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (the Visegrad 4) met in Paks and agreed: "Without nuclear power it will not be possible to achieve the goals of climate neutrality." They called on the European Commission to approve its inclusion in the taxonomy of sustainable investments.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2021


Parliament approves greater independence for Hungarian nuclear regulator

Parliament approves greater independence for Hungarian nuclear regulator

The Hungarian parliament has adopted changes to the country's Atomic Act which will give the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority more control over its structure and staffing. The changes appear to be a response to missed deadlines for decision-making on the Paks II new build project.
 

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2021


Paks II construction licence delayed

Paks II construction licence delayed

Licensing of the planned Paks II nuclear power plant has been delayed, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has announced. The organisation said it needs more time "to fully verify all requirements," but did not give an updated timeline for approval to construct the new reactors.

New Nuclear 01 October 2021


Hungary gets agreement to delay Paks II loan repayment

Hungary gets agreement to delay Paks II loan repayment

Hungary will start repaying the Russian loan for the Paks II project in 2031, five years later than originally agreed, Hungary's Finance Ministry has announced. This amendment to the intergovernmental agreement for the EUR12.5 billion (USD15.1 billion) project means that income from the new nuclear power plant can help repay the loan, but it does not change the rate of interest on the loan nor the option to pay it off early, it added.

New Nuclear 30 April 2021


Hungary and Poland plan nuclear to replace coal

Hungary and Poland plan nuclear to replace coal

Hungary is now the sixth European country to bring forward its coal phaseout plan, announcing that it will shut its last remaining coal plant in 2025. Meanwhile Poland says its first nuclear power unit will be built in Gdansk and the second one probably at the site of its Belchatów coal plant.

Energy & Environment 05 March 2021