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Hungary-Russia nuclear deal hits EU hurdle

Mar 13, 2015    

(Reuters) - Hungary's 10 billion euro ($10.6 billion) plan to expand its Soviet-era Paks nuclear power plant in a deal with Russia has hit an objection in the European Commission that may oblige Budapest to revise the terms, EU sources said on Thursday.Confirming a report in Friday's Financial Times (, one diplomat said objections by the EU's nuclear fuel purchasing agency Euratom against a plan for Moscow to supply fuel to new reactors at the Paks facility had been upheld by the commission. Hungary may have to review the deal.A government spokesman in Budapest, Zoltan Kovacs...

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