Poland to build its first nuclear power plant

Unfinished nuclear power plant, Żarnowiec (mapio.net, CC BY-SA)

In Bulgaria the number of building permits in Q2’17 is up

Slovak Kosice Airport with the record passengers number

Poland

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily revealed after undisclosed sources that Poland will enter the path of nuclear energy. The country will possibly buy technology from France, but Chinese and South Korean technologies are also taken into consideration. Two possible locations for the first nuclear power plant in Poland are: Lubiatowo-Kopalino or Żarnowiec (both Pomeranian voivodeship). As reported, the question of the funding is still open.

The World Nuclear Association estimates Poland’s own electricity consumption will grow 54 per cent by 2030. The EU strict climate policy will probably force the country to diversify from the nowadays coal based energy.

Poland discontinued building a nuclear plant in 1990, with four Soviet VVER-440 reactors under construction left abandoned at the Żarnowiec plant in northern Poland, one of the sites that has been examined for a future plant. The Chernobyl disaster and the desire to escape Russia’s energy claws did for that project.

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Bulgaria

The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has informed that in the Q2’2017 local authorities in Bulgaria issued building permits for 1647 residential buildings with 5815 apartments (with the total built-up area of 781,456 sqm). Also 40 commercial buildings and offices are to be developed.

Novinite.com reports that compared to Q1’17 the number of permits issued was up 50.7 per cent. The increase observed in the number of permits for residential flats was 23.9 per cent (their total built-up area increased by 31.3 per cent). The number of permits issued for construction of commercial buildings grew by 37.9 per cent (but their total built-up area dropped by 4.2 per cent).

The areas with the most intense construction works are: Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Sofia and Bourgas.

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Slovakia

The number of passengers handled by Slovak Kosice Airport increases rapidly. This July it hit 79,537 passengers, which is up 19 per cent y/y. As the marketing manager of the airport, Juraj Toth informs, in the period January – July 2017 the number totalled 266,662 (up 13 per cent y/y).

Among passengers 205 thousand used regular flights and about 60 thousand travelled on charter flights.

As reported, in the first seven months of 2017 the airport has handled more passengers than in 2011, 2012 and 2013 altogether.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,307.64 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 8,351.90 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.63 per cent d/d and up 25.17 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 36,041.13 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 36,416.07 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 1.04 per cent d/d and up 34.75 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,886.13 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 1,889.94 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.20 per cent and up 6.58 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 998.19 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 1,000.98 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.28 per cent d/d and up 58.08 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,238.83 index points Tuesday, August 1st to 1,230.40 index points Wednesday, August 2nd. It’s down 0.68 per cent d/d and up 21.98 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 627.08 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 629.63 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.41 per cent d/d and up 16.87 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,010.59 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 1,1017.57 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.69 per cent d/d and up 18.62 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 339.05 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 338.04 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s down 0.30 per cent d/d and up 6.57 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 715.14 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 720.14 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.70 per cent d/d and up 57.95 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,136.76 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 1,143.16 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.56 per cent d/d and up 61.47 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,366.06 index points Wednesday, August 2nd to 2,378.42 index points Thursday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.55 per cent d/d and up 30.67 per cent y/y.