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The possibility of using nuclear fuel from suppliers other than Russia’s TVEL at the Paks NPP has been legally enshrined in Hungary’s legislation. Members of the national parliament supported an amendment to the nuclear energy strategy proposed by the government. State Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Attila Steiner noted that Paks, Hungary’s only NPP currently uses nuclear fuel supplied by Rosatom enterprises.

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshungary-authorises-use-of-diverse-nuclear-fuel-sources-11335610

The Hungarian Parliament has reportedly supported an amendment to the country's nuclear energy policy that would allow alternative sources to be used for fuel for the Paks nuclear power plant, which has until now relied on Russian-supplied fuel.

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hungary-to-consider-alternative-sources-for-nuclea

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Péter Szijjártó, has signed key agreements with Romanian Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja that will allow Hungary to continue to rely on Romania’s cooperation in guaranteeing energy security. Szijjártó said on Facebook that he and Burduja had agreed to increase the capacity of the interconnectors between their countries’ gas networks so that Hungary could access as much of the gas extracted from the Black Sea gas fields as possible. Hungary and Romania will also begin preparations to link their electricity grids.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshungary-and-romania-sign-key-energy-deals-11297474

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said after talks in Romania that the country will continue to allow the transport of Russian nuclear fuel to Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hungary-says-Romania-to-continue-to-allow-nuclear

Unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey will be launched on time, by the 100th anniversary of the republic, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a recent meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Our colleagues from governments and companies that are engaged in practical work are implementing all the plans. This also applies to the investment process and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Work is proceeding according to plan," he said. He noted that now about 20,000 people are working at the site, adding that it is planned to deliver nuclear fuel to the plant in May 2023 in preparation for the start-up of unit 1.

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-says-akkuyu-npp-will-be-launched-on-schedule-10092741

A high-ranking Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt, Mohammed Shaker, paid a working visit to one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Russia, JSC Tyazhmash on 30 July. The delegation also included: the Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) Amged El-Wakil; NPPA Vice President Mohammed Ramadan; the Chairman of the Nuclear and Radiation Control Department of Egypt, Sami Atalla; Rosatom’s First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy and President of JSC ASE, Alexander Lokshin; the Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, Alexey Ferapontov, Samara Region Governor Dmitry Azarov; the General Director of Tyazhmash JSC Andrey Trifonov, as well as project teams of the Rosatom engineering division and NPPA.

Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshigh-ranking-egyptian-nuclear-delegation-visits-russia-dispelling-rumours-of-tension-8963506

Rosatom announced today that first concrete has been poured for the third unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in the Mersin province of Turkey. The Russian and Turkish heads of state joined the ceremony held to mark the event by video link. The Akkuyu nuclear power plant project is based on an intergovernmental agreement the two countries signed in 2010.

Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-concrete-poured-for-Akkuyu-unit-3

Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build the Belene NPP, which was cancelled in 2012, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on 11 May during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. Bulgaria cancelled the project after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels and Washington to limit its energy dependence on Russia. Since then Bulgaria has opened a gas link with Romania and is working to connect its gas network with Greece, Turkey and Serbia to diversify its suppliers.

Date: Monday, 15 May 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgarias-belene-project-refuses-to-die-5813589

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova has sent a letter to Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom Director General Sergey Kiriyenko concerning the selection of members for a working group on the Belene NPP project, the Ministry said on 9 August. The Bulgarian delegation will include the executive directors and experts from the Bulgarian Energy Holding and the National Electric Company. Petkova invited Russian experts to visit Bulgaria between 15 and 30 August for comprehensive talks on nuclear cooperation.

Date: Thursday, 11 August 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-discussions-on-bulgarias-belene-npp-4977498