The head of Rosatom had a meeting in Budapest

12/18/21 5:30 PM
On 17 December, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Alexey Likhachev, Director General of the Russian state nuclear energy group Rosatom, at the Carmelite Monastery.
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The meeting was attended by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and János Süli, the minister responsible for the Paks II. project. The parties have stated that the two new units under construction in Paks are a guarantee that cheap, climate-friendly electricity will be available in sufficient quantities from domestic sources in the coming decades. In the time of the crisis in Europe, it is especially important that nuclear energy plays an important role not only in security of supply but also in creating price stability and maintaining utility reductions – was said.

It was also discussed at the meeting that more and more EU countries are recognizing that in order to achieve climate protection goals, it is worth relying on nuclear energy in addition to renewable energy sources in the long run – MTI wrote.

At the meeting, the current status of the Paks II. project was discussed. According to Bertalan Havasi, Deputy State Secretary for the Prime Minister's Press Office, the parties are working to ensure that the investment is carried out in accordance with the strictest Hungarian and international standards and security requirements, and that the two new Paks units can start the commercial operation in 2029 and 2030.