The Hungarian Parliament in March 2009 voted for the enlargement of the Paks nuclear power plant to increase National energy capacity. The expansion plans would include the construction of two new power reactors as well as a generation IV. research reactor.
Opponents argue that the vote happened without the government complying with promises to have a referendum on the issue and without detailed background documents for the MPs to base their decisions on, nor a public debate.
The project includes two new units, but construction has not started yet. The conflict created an opposition between 2 main groups, one in support of the project and nuclear energy, and the other arguing for renewable energy resources and opposed to the enlargement. The further details of the project are under negotiation.