BUDAPEST (Sputnik) — Hungary and Brussels have agreed upon fuel supplies necessary to complete the construction of the Hungarian-Russian Paks-2, the Hungarian prime minister chief of staff said Wednesday.
Earlier in March, the Financial Times reported, citing unnamed sources, that the European Commission (EC) had allegedly blocked the $13-billion project, supporting nuclear watchdog Euroatom's rejection of Hungary's plans to use Russian fuel exclusively for future power units.
"All the obstacles regarding the contract on fuel deliveries for Paks-2 were cleared," Janos Lazar told the Hungarian MTI news agency following talks with EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Canete.
In late 2014, Russia and Hungary signed a deal on the construction of the fifth and sixth reactors for the Paks nuclear plant, based on Russian technology. Russia has given Hungary a loan of up to $11 billion for the project.
In December 2014 Russia, canceled its major South Stream gas pipeline, citing "unconstructive" interference from Brussels.