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Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by the Austrian government to annul the European Commission's decision to approve state aid for the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


Construction licence issued for Paks II

Construction licence issued for Paks II

Hungary's National Atomic Energy Office has today granted a construction licence for two VVER-1200 reactors at the Paks II nuclear power plant site.

New Nuclear 26 August 2022


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IAEA praises Hungary’s progress in emergency preparedness

IAEA praises Hungary’s progress in emergency preparedness

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Hungary has taken "significant steps to improve its preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergencies" since an initial IAEA Emergency Preparedness Review in 2016.

Regulation & Safety 08 July 2022


Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

The Hungarian government has organised energy issues, including the Paks II project, to be under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, citing the changing situation in energy as well as around the project to build a Russian-supplied nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 27 May 2022


Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary says that Russia’s Rosatom has given reassurances that "in terms of technology they are able to complete the project", with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó looking forward to the construction entering its next phase.

New Nuclear 06 May 2022


Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungary is committed to the safe and effective management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 05 April 2022


Hungarian nuclear degree's first for IAEA review

Hungarian nuclear degree's first for IAEA review

The International Atomic Energy Agency's curriculum review at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics concluded the degree programme was "robust" and was "producing graduates with an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge".

 

Other News 21 January 2022


Application submitted for Paks II containment

Application submitted for Paks II containment

An application to build the containment building of the first new unit at Hungary's Paks II nuclear power plant has been submitted. Project company Atomerőmű Zrt said it should be approved within 150 days. Meanwhile, Hungary's nuclear regulator has assumed a new, more independent, legal status.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2022


V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

Ministers from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (the Visegrad 4) met in Paks and agreed: "Without nuclear power it will not be possible to achieve the goals of climate neutrality." They called on the European Commission to approve its inclusion in the taxonomy of sustainable investments.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2021


Parliament approves greater independence for Hungarian nuclear regulator

Parliament approves greater independence for Hungarian nuclear regulator

The Hungarian parliament has adopted changes to the country's Atomic Act which will give the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority more control over its structure and staffing. The changes appear to be a response to missed deadlines for decision-making on the Paks II new build project.
 

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2021