LMP launches petition against Paks nuclear plant expansion

Opposition LMP is launching a petition against the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant, the party's co-leader said on Sunday.

Speaking at an online press conference, Mate Kanasz-Nagy said the attack on Ukraine had made it clear that the less dependent Hungary was on Russia, the safer it was.

“President Putin himself said that his ultimate goal is to make post-Socialist countries, including Hungary, leave NATO,” Kanasz-Nagy said.

Yet, the government insists on the “crazy idea to build new blocks in Paks with thousands of billions of forints of Russian credit and Russian technology,” he said, “thereby making even our grandchildren dependent on Russia.”

Kanasz-Nagy said the Paks expansion must be prevented, and this could be done now, if as many people demanded it as loudly as possible.

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