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Hungarian President János Áder appoints Minister to Oversee Paks 2 Nuclear Upgrade

By Tom Szigeti // 2017.04.27.

According to Hungarian wire service MTI, President of the Republic of Hungary János Áder officially appointed Janos Süli as minister without portfolio responsible for Hungary’s nuclear power station upgrade known as Paks 2 on Wednesday.

On April 10th, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had announced to the parliament his intention to name a minister responsible for overseeing the planned nuclear power plant upgrade that has generated a deal of political controversy.

János Süli is the the mayor of Paks, the city in central Hungary that the power plant is located in. He will be responsible for the planning, construction and installation of two new blocks. This will include, among other tasks, coordinating administrative tasks and overseeing the surrounding area’s development in keeping with the intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Hungary.

János Lázár, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), will continue to represent the Hungarian government in discussions with European Union officials about the Paks project, with Süli’s input.

Government office chief János Lázár will continue to represent the Paks project in talks with the European Union with Süli’s input.

Via MTI and Hungary Matters

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