The 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), which started on 27 March 2017, concluded on 7 April 2017 after its two-week session. Several points of the Hungarian practice was established as good performance, increased measures of transparency were established as a good practice, a model for other Contracting Parties.
Based on the RESPEC (Radiological Emergency Support Project for the European Commission) contract between the European Commission (EC), Directorate-General for Energy and the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, the HAEAorganised the annual ECUREX exercise in coordination with the EC. The ECUREX is a nuclear emergency response exercise for testing and examining the ECURIE (European Community Urgent Radiological Information Exchange) system.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority approved the site license application of the MVM Paks II Nuclear Power Plant Development Private Limited Company.
Every three years, during the two weeks of the Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, representatives of Member States discuss their National Reports with each other in a peer review process.
On 21 March 2017, the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Vienna held a joint press conference in Budapest about the cooperation of the IAEA and the Centre for Energy Research in Hungary. The Hungarian institute is the first collaborating centre dedicated by the IAEA in nuclear forensics. The Collaborating Centre organizes and holds international training courses and longer programs, determines innovative research areas, provides technical support and assistance to the region and strengthens nuclear security in Hungary and in the region.