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Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

Nuclear Policies

23 February 2018

Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.

General Electric wins turbine contract for Paks II


17 January 2018

GE Hungary, a subsidiary of General Electric, has won a €793 million ($970 million) contract to manufacture and supply the turbines for two new reactors under construction at the Paks nuclear power plant, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported yesterday.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum


20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

Austria to sue EC over Paks 'state aid' approval

Nuclear Policies

23 January 2018

Austria plans to sue the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks nuclear power plant, Austrian Sustainability Minister Elisabeth Köstinger said yesterday. In a statement by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Köstinger said: "It is a wrong signal if the European Commission classifies subsidies for the construction of nuclear power plants as harmless to energy policy."

IAEA completes review of Hungarian nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

07 July 2017

Hungary has made commendable progress in implementing recommendations from an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission conducted in 2013, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said. A follow-up IPPAS mission was completed today.

Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

Regulation and Safety

21 April 2017

MVM Paks II has received environmental approval to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The company received an environmental licence from the Baranya County Government Office in late September, but this was challenged by Greenpeace Hungary and Energiaklub. The initial licence was then reviewed by Pest County Government Office, which gave statutory approval of the licence on 18 April.