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Czech President Zeman Visits Paks Nuclear Plant

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.17.

Nuclear energy is the key to affordable electricity prices, energy security and to meeting climate protection targets, János Süli, the minister in charge of the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant, said after meeting Czech President Milos Zeman, who visited the plant on Thursday.

At the talks, Süli and Zeman said that the long-term use of nuclear energy is key to their countries’ meeting climate protection targets as well as ensuring affordable energy prices and an uninterrupted supply.

Nuclear energy covers about a third of electricity demand in both countries, Süli said in the statement to MTI.

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Nuclear energy also reduces the countries’ dependence on imports and is not subject to changes in weather conditions, he said.

Hungary’s electricity prices among the lowest in the European Union, second only to Bulgaria, the statement said.

In the featured photo: János Süli and Milos Zeman. Photo by Ákos Bodajki/MVM