The Country Nuclear Power Profile is yearly updated by the International Atomic Energy Agency; the latest 2020 edition has been released in October.
At the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, held in Vienna from 21 to 25 September, Member States adopted resolutions that could strengthen the IAEA's activities in the field of nuclear science, technology, applications, nuclear safety, security and safeguards. Resolutions were also adopted requesting the IAEA to continue carrying out its functions during the COVID-19 pandemic in all domains of its mandate, and on strengthening the effectiveness and improving the efficiency of Agency safeguards.
On 24 September, 2020, the Paks II. Ltd. has submitted the physical protection licence application that contains the physical protection plan of the new nuclear units, to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority.
The 64th IAEA General Conference will be held from 21 to 25 September 2020 in Vienna, Austria, where high-ranking representatives from IAEA Member States will hold discussions about several issues. In conjunction with the General Conference a Scientific Forum on Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition will be convened.
From 14 to 18 September, 2020, the IAEA Board of Governors meeting took place at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi addressed the Board on important issues, including the agreement with Iran on outstanding safeguards issues and the support to Lebanon following the recent explosion. At the meeting, Hungary thanked the IAEA for its great effort to assist its Member States (Hungary included) in their fights against Covid-19. It was highlighted that each and every country has the right to choose its energy mix, suitable for its own needs and capabilities, and nuclear energy remains a key component of the energy mix of Hungary. It was also pointed out that during the pandemic nuclear safety remains a priority for Hungary, with relevance to the implementation of the new nuclear units as well.
64th IAEA General Conference in Vienna
ESARDA Working Group meeting
Austrian-Hungarian bilateral meeting