Macrosnap of EU’s blocking of Hungary/Russia nuclear energy deal?

  • With Hungary being an EU member, EU's nuclear watchdog has blocked an energy deal that would have seen Russia building & maintaining 2 nuclear power stations near Budapest (energy for Hungarian consumption).
  • EU concerns over increased Hungarian dependence on Russian energy + Russia using energy policy to divide Europe.
  • Setback for Viktor Orban, Hungary's Russia-leaning PM, and likely to add to existing tension between EU & Russia.

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