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Euratom approves Paks II fuel supply contract

Uranium and Fuel

21 April 2015

Janos Lazar - 48 (Hungarian PMs Office)Euratom, the nuclear watchdog of the European Union, has approved a contract between Hungary and Russia on nuclear fuel supply for the Paks II expansion project. János Lázár, cabinet chief of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's chief of staff, said the European Commission had officially informed the Hungarian government the same day that the Euratom Supply Agency has signed the contract between the two countries.

Paks nuclear expansion needs new fuel terms

Uranium and Fuel

16 March 2015

Paks - new unit location 48Hungary must renegotiate the fuel supply portion of a deal for two Russian reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant after terms proved unacceptable to the Euratom Supply Agency.

Europe starts work on Energy Union

Energy and Environment

06 February 2015

The European Commission has launched discussion on the creation of its proposed Energy Union. The initiative, it said, aims to "reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy."

Ukraine and Poland agree to push for integrated grids

Corporate

23 March 2015

Ukraine-Poland March 2015 - 48Energoatom, Ukrenergo and Polenergia have signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to export electricity via European grids. Energoatom which operates all of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, said the agreement will make it possible to use all its available nuclear capacity and attract funds for the completion of the third and fourth reactors of its Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

Europe launches its Energy Union

Nuclear Policies

25 February 2015

The 28 member states of the European Union are to integrate their markets and increase security of supply under a policy set known as the Energy Union. Investments of €200 billion per year are expected over the nest decade.

Sweden submits revised action plan

Regulation and Safety

07 January 2015

The Swedish nuclear regulator has submitted a revised post-Fukushima safety action plan to the European Commission which incorporates independent core cooling requirements announced last year.