EU blocks nuclear agreement between Hungary and Russia

Financial Times reported that the European Commission has blocked Hungary-Russia nuclear agreement to enlarge Paks nuclear plant (which was supposed to guarantee about half of Hungary’s electricity).

Hungarian MEP Benedek Javor (Green), who has opposed the deal, told Reuters the EU objection was to a fuel supply contract signed with Russia.

No official confirmation has arrived from the European Commission yet but an EU official suggests that “Hungary may have to review the deal“. (Reuters)

This decision will increase tensions between Brussels and Moscow.

On one side, the European Union leaders criticised Russian attitude to use energy to have influence over European countries (map on the Russia’s gas leverage over European countries), on the other, Kremlin accused Europe to act as a cartel in energy market.

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