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European Commission Allows State Subsidies for Russian Govt Owned Rosatom to Build Nuclear Power Station in Hungary; Ignores Orbán Takeover of Nuclear Regulator

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… Paks [Nuclear Power Station] can only go ahead with public subsidies… The Hungarian government has mislead its people: Paks II is not economically viable and it will cost taxpayers dearly.” (András Perger, Greenpeace Hungary energy campaigner)

Rosatom is a State Corporation and thus is subordinate to the Russian President, rather than the government.

From Greenpeace:
Commission green light for Paks state aid ignores Orbán takeover of nuclear regulator
Press release – March 6, 2017
Brussels – The European Commission has given a green light to state subsidies for the construction of the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary. The decision is irresponsible and ignores prime minister Viktor Orbán’s takeover of Hungary’s nuclear regulator, warned Greenpeace.

A new law approved by the Hungarian Parliament in early December allows the government to overrule the country’s nuclear regulator on matters related to the construction of nuclear reactors and…

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March 30, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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