Jávor: Embargo on some Paks papers cut from 30 to 10 years

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In a “sudden move”, the classification period of some contracts for the expansion of Hungary’s sole nuclear plant at Paks has been reduced from 30 to ten years, Benedek Jávor, a MEP for opposition Dialogue for Hungary (PM) party said, according to a report from online daily origo.hu posted yesterday.

Although the government had originally said the materials would be classified until 2044, some details on the planning and construction of the Paks upgrade (pictured), will now be available to the public by 2025. Jávor said.

Prior to the reduction in the length of the classification period, Jávor turned to Cabinet Chief János Lázár, who is overseeing the Paks expansion, to stress that the 30-year classification period was too long. Jávor, however, has been granted access to the documents, under a pledge of secrecy, origo.hu reported.

According to the opposition politician, the period of classification for an important document relating to Paks, may have been reduced. He said that changes were made on July 21 of this year and that the classification of some documents was revised from the top level, “classified”, to the less restricted, “limited access”, origo.hu reported.

According to origo.hu, Jávor has once again turned to Lázár to determine why the amendments were made and whether there would be other amendments to the classification of existing documents.

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