BUDAPEST – Why did Rosatom come here?

Green opposition LMP will submit a demand for data of public interest to learn about the costs and consequences of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation relocating its regional centre to Budapest. This is so that it requests the parliament’s national security committee assesses the different risks linked to “Rosatom’s advances”, László Lóránt Keresztes said. 

One of the reasons for the Russian company’s move could be Russian President Vladimir Putin wanting to keep closer control over Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to “enforce by all means” the “deeply flawed” Paks nuclear power plant development project, the lawmaker said.

The Paks project could end up costing twice as much as the currently announced cost of 4,000 billion forints (€12.1 billion) and this would prevent Hungary from moving towards greater renewable energy use, he said. (Željko Trkanjec |

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