Bulgaria signed an MoU on strategic cooperation in civil nuclear power with the US. Bulgaria's goal is to use a safer, later-generation technology and to achieve nuclear fuel diversification.
TVEL has completed the project of development and validation of the new nuclear fuel modification for the VVER-440 reactors operated at the Paks NPP in Hungary. It will increase the efficiency of fuel usage and advance the economic performance of the power plant operation.
Fuel loading began at the Belarusian nuclear power plant Unit 1. Lithuania claims that Belarus is being negligent and irresponsible in its handling of security issues and poses a threat to both its own security and that of its neighbouring countries.
Investments in RES in the EU reached 66% in the first half of 2020. Hungary is stepping up green bond issuance to mobilise additional funds and the Caucasus in interested in increasing its share of RES. However, funds must support the right priorities.
Sonya Twohig has been appointed the new Secretary-General of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex and his Romanian counterpart Ludovic Orban signed a declaration of intent on cooperation in the civil nuclear field, to build units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and to upgrade unit 1.
PGNiG signed a multi-year contract with Ørsted for the sale and purchase of natural gas. The company continues to grow and strengthens its position in Northern Europe and particularly in the Danish market which will be linked to Norway and Poland via the Baltic Pipe.