Babiš: Prague will not exclude Russians from nuclear unit tender

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš says the Czech Republic will not exclude a Russian bidder from a tender process to build a new nuclear unit. On Wednesday the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said in Prague that partnership with the Russians would undermine Czech national security and sovereignty. Speaking in an interview for Mladá fronta Dnes, Mr. Babiš said that he had made clear to Mr. Pompeo that the Czech Republic could not eliminate bidders from a tender under EU rules.

Russian state company Rosatom is among the bidders for a contract to build a new unit at Dukovany, one of the Czech Republic’s two nuclear power stations.

Author: Ian Willoughby