Lázár: Euratom clears contracts for Paks nuclear power plant upgrade


The Euratom Supply Agency has reviewed contracts for the Paks nuclear reactor development project and determined they are fully in line with the EU legal framework, cabinet chief János Lázár said at his regularly scheduled  press conference yesterday, state news agency MTI reported. 

Euratom informed the government on September 7 that the contracts for the Paks development comply with all technical, energy policy and environmental protection requirements, Lázár said.

Hungary is building another two blocks at its sole nuclear power plant, with Russian financing. The plant generates a little more than half of the electricity consumed in Hungary.

Earlier, Hungary was engaged in talks with the European Commission to clarify questions related to competition law and the implementation of EU procurement rules with regard to the Paks project.


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