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London (MTI) – A planned upgrade of Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant at Paks is expected to get final approval from the European Commission soon, the government’s commissioner in charge of the project told MTI in London on Friday.

Attila Aszódi, who was in London to speak at an annual conference of the World Nuclear Association, noted that the EC vice president in charge of energy union had said a week earlier that Hungary is close to the “positive resolution” of all questions concerning the upgrade.

Questions on competition law and procurement remain open, but Maros Sefcovic’s remarks show that these are close to being resolved, Aszódi said. The EC might take decisions on the matters within a few weeks, he added.

Hungary signed an agreement in January 2014 in Moscow on the construction of two blocks at Paks by Russia’s Rosatom. Russia is lending Hungary 10 billion euros to cover 80 percent of the project’s costs.

Photo: Daily News Hungary

Source: MTI

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