Hungary has issued a license for the construction of two new nuclear reactors to be carried out by the Russian state-owned company Rosatom, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said Friday.Construction of the two nuclear reactors, costing about 12.5 billion euros, will begin in the coming weeks as part of a 2014 agreement between Moscow and Budapest to expand Hungary’s existing Paks nuclear power plant.Szijjártó wrote on social media, “This is a big step, an important milestone. Now we can move from the planning stage to construction. You will see it at the Paks facility in the coming weeks.” He added that it is realistic to put the new reactors into operation by 2030.The Russian nuclear industry is not subject to EU sanctions. The construction of the Hungarian nuclear power plant is seen as another sign of the close ties between Hungarian leader Viktor Orban and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
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28 August 2022