If the united opposition wins the April 3 general election, the project to expand the Paks nuclear power plant “will not be implemented in its current form”, Máté Kanász-Nagy, LMP’s co-leader, said on Wednesday.
The Russian-Ukrainian situation “makes it abundantly clear” that as long as Europe and Hungary depend on Russia for energy supplies, these “cannot be secure”, he told an online press briefing.
The LMP politician welcomed the German government’s decision withhold approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
He added that energy security depended on Hungary producing its own energy, and this meant investing in renewables.
He insisted that the government’s energy policy over the past ten years had gone in the wrong direction.
“LMP believes that expansion contracts and agreements should be terminated as soon as possible,” he said. “The investment cannot be an option while Russia invades one of our neighbours.”
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