Strengthening energy independence and security, maintaining the affordability of energy prices and decarbonizing energy production is only possible through the combined use of nuclear and renewable energy, as stated in the joint statement by János Süli, the minister without portfolio responsible for the Paks II. project and the representatives of the Czech, Polish and Slovak governments signed in Paks.
The Visegrad Group’s countries are committed to the use of nuclear energy, as nuclear power plants help to achieve the European Union's climate neutrality goal while strengthening security of supply and providing clean electricity at affordable prices. The four governments jointly call for energy efficiency to be strengthened and agree that, beside the growing share of renewable energy sources, the development of electricity transmission networks, the use of gas-fired power plants and flexible use of quota revenues are prerequisites for meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets.
The V4 welcomes the clear statement by the European Commission's Scientific Service that nuclear energy is a safe technology in full compliance with EU environmental standards. Therefore, the document signed in Paks also calls on Brussels to treat nuclear energy as a sustainable energy source, also in terms of affordability, in line with the original EU intention.