On 31th of October 2017, at St. Petersburg the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority – the competent organization for providing explanation of the nuclear safety requirements – held lectures about the most important Hungarian legislation regarding the design and construction of nuclear power plants, including the nuclear safety requirements, to facilitate the common understanding on the requirements of all interested parties playing role in the construction of the Paks II. NPP.
On 16-17 October, 2017, the annual Austrian-Hungarian bilateral meeting was held at the headquarters of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. During the meeting, which was attended by nearly 40 experts, both parties informed each other about the main changes, results and developments of the past year and the challenges ahead. The main topics of the meeting were the changes in the legal framework, the state of play of the new nuclear units at Paks NPP, the lifetime extension of the existing units, emergency preparedness, radiation monitoring, radioactive waste management in the two countries and the results of the IPPAS Mission conducted in Hungary in the summer of 2017.
On 2-3 October 2017 three experts of the Moldavian National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities visited the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority in the framework of technical cooperation programme of the IAEA.
On October 5, 2017, a delegation from Russian MPs (State Duma, Russian Federation) visited the HAEA. The delegation was received by Mr Gyula Fichtinger, the Director General of the HAEA, who also delivered a presentation about the HAEA's activities, nuclear and radioactive waste storage facilities and the most important regulations of the application of nuclear energy in Hungary.
The 61st IAEA General Conference has provided an opportunity for the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to initiate senior management and expert level bilateral meetings with more than ten countries.