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Europe / Climate Goals Cannot Be Met Without Nuclear, Says Hungary’s Foreign Minister

By David Dalton
22 January 2020

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia ‘will build new reactors’
Climate Goals Cannot Be Met Without Nuclear, Says Hungary’s Foreign Minister
Europe will not be able to achieve its objective of climate neutrality by 2050 without the use of nuclear energy and the bloc must therefore end its “negative discrimination of nuclear”, Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said in Prague on Tuesday.

Mr Szijjártó told the 6th Central and Eastern Europe Nuclear Industry Congress that the EU must not only ensure uniform criteria, but even promote nuclear energy. He argued that nuclear power plants can produce electricity safely, in a “green, cheap and predictable way in the long term”.

He said Hungary has made it clear that it is serious about its use of nuclear energy and added that the Visegrad Group of countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – will build new nuclear plants.

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