The Government of Hungary agreed the project of supply of nuclear fuel for the nuclear power plant “Paks” from Russia with European officials.
The European Commission has heard the comments of Hungary and is now solving the problem of supply of fuel for the nuclear power plant “Paks” by the Finnish model” - the representative of the Administration of the Prime Minister of Hungary Janos Lazar said after negotiations with the European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Ali. Under the Finnish model we understand the construction of the nuclear power plant Pyhäjoki (Hanhikivi) in eastern Finland by Russian state-owned enterprises which should begin in 2018.
According to Lazar, the Russian side will be entitled to supply nuclear fuel for the new reactors of “Paks” for ten years. Earlier the Financial Times wrote about the ban allegedly imposed by the EU authorities on the nuclear power expansion project “Paks”, providing for the transfer of large contracts to “Rosatom”. The Hungarian Government have denied these data, and, according to Lazar, intends to sue the newspaper.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina