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Apr 11, 2017

PM Orbán appoints minister without portfolio to oversee and review Paks project

The prime minister pointed out that Fidesz supports nuclear energy and renewable energy sources equally. However, the Hungarian people cannot pay the additional costs of renewable energy sources, and it now appears that nuclear energy will be the cheapest solution

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will appoint a minister without portfolio to oversee and review the Paks nuclear power plant project.

PM Orbán also explained why there hasn't been a referendum on the Paks project. He said that Fidesz and the KDNP have laid their cards on the table, and he argued that the agreement underlying the Paks project was already concluded before the 2014 parliamentary elections. Therefore, he observed, no one can say that they were not familiar with the Fidesz and KDNP government’s energy policy.

The prime minister pointed out that Fidesz supports nuclear energy and renewable energy sources equally. However, the Hungarian people cannot pay the additional costs of renewable energy sources, and it now appears that nuclear energy will be the cheapest solution for some time to come.