Temelin nuclear tensions as hot as ever

Czech Republic alleges official Austrian support for border blockades, threatens official complaint

Tensions between the Czech Republic and Austria over the former’s Temelin nuclear power station continue to simmer after the plant received operating approval in October.  This week the Czech Republic threatened to file a formal complaint, alleging that Austrian authorities were supporting protesters’ plans to blockade border crossings this weekend.  This would breach the "Melk" inter-governmental agreement on Temelin signed by the two sides in 2000, the Czech government complains.  See news report 1, news report 2, and Anti-Temelin protest site.

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