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EuroMeSCo Quarterly Seminar: "Nuclear Proliferation in the Euro-Mediterranean Area – Current Trends and Policy Options for Europe"


The latest Quarterly Seminar, organised in cooperation with the Hungarian Institute for International Affairs (HIIA), took place in Budapest on 6 June 2008. Gathering key experts in the field, this meeting considered questions such as: what do current international nuclear trends suggest about the changing approach to proliferation and disarmament? What new threats lie in wait within the Euro-Mediterranean region? Where is the exploration of nuclear energy headed? How can the EU and the EMP mediate and influence these different nuclear developments? József Rónaky, Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority was invited to give a presentation with the title "Nuclear energy: renaissance and globalization”

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CNRA Meeting


The Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (CNRA) held its second annual meeting on December 3-4 2007 in Paris. Ivan Lux, Deputy Director of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, the Hungarian member of the Committee gave a presentation on the power uprate of the Paks NPP from regulatory point of view and presented a short summary on the events of interest in Hungary. Regulatory Challanges Related to Power Uprate - Hungarian Experience
Iván Lux and Jenő Zsoldos
Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority
Nuclear events of interest in Hungary (2007/2)

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Nuclear emergency response exercise


On 14 November 2007 the Paks NPP held its annual nuclear emergency response exercise together with the following public administration organs: - Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority Emergency Response Organization (HAEA ERO), - Governmental Co-ordination Committee Operative Staff, - Governmental Co-ordination Committee Nuclear Emergency Response Working Group, - Governmental Co-ordination Committee Emergency Centre, - Tolna, Bács-Kiskun and Fejér County Defense Committees. The exercise was evaluated by centrally appointed evaluators, moreover it was observed by international observers from the Czech Republic, the European Commission and the USA. Based on the exercise scenario, a simulated emergency situation at the Paks NPP and its radiological consequences were assessed by the participants. The main objectives of the exercise were to test the equipments of and cooperation between the national emergency response organizations. The exercise was declared successful based on the fast-evaluation of the participants. The evaluation report will be completed by the chief evaluator Dr. József Rónaky, director general of HAEA, and it will contain the areas of improvement and the related corrective actions.

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Program of the CELEBRATION MEETING held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the International Atomic Energy Agency


Presented posters Photo album 09.00-09.10 Welcome Mr. József Rónaky, DG HAEA 09.10-09.30 Security – in the context of co-operation between IAEA and Hungary Ms. Márta Fekszi Horváth, Senior State Secretary 09.30-09.50 Managing Nuclear Energy: past, present and future Mr. Yuri A. Sokolov DDG NE, IAEA 09.50-10.10 IAEA and Hungary Mr. György Vajda, former DG HAEA 10.10-10.30 Co-operation with Hungary Mr. Byung-Koo Kim, Director, TC EU, IAEA 10.30-10.55 Coffee Break 10.55-12.40 The Paks NPP and IAEA Mr. József Kovács, CEO, Paks NPP KFKI (Central Research Institute for Physics) links to the IAEA Mr. János Gadó, Director KFKI AEKI ATOMKI and IAEA Mr. Ferenc Tárkányi, SH ATOMKI National Institute of Oncology and IAEA (ends 12:15) Mr. Géza Varjas, SH, OOI Nuclear applications and radiation safety Wojnárovits László, Director MTA IKI OSSKI and IAEA Mr. István Turai, Director, OSSKI BME NTI links to IAEA: past and future Mr. Attila Aszódi, Director, BME NTI 12.40-13.00 Summary Mr. József Rónaky, DG HAEA 13.00- Reception and Poster Session

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