EU Allowed Russia to Complete Its Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary – Szijjártó
Thursday, 25 May 2023
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, said that the country received European Commission approval for Rosatom to build the only Hungarian nuclear power plant, Paks.
As reported by Euronews, the Hungarian Foreign Minister reminded that the contracts for new reactors at its Paks nuclear power plant were awarded nine years ago. During this time, the legal and technical became "somewhat obsolete."
In order to complete the construction as soon as possible, it is necessary to make changes to the contracts, the criteria of which were agreed in Moscowwith the representatives of Rosatom. Budapest submitted the changes to the European Union for approval under European law, and the European Commission approved them on Wednesday.
Szijjártó said before the meeting of EU foreign ministers that the decision of the European Commission would speed up the Paks project and allow the commissioning of Paks-2 in the early 2030s.
"Nuclear energy is crucial for Hungary, and the construction of new Paks NPP units is a long-term guarantee of the security of Hungary's energy supply," he said.