Czech government seeks to join Hinkley Point C court case

The Czech government has approved a move to join an upcoming court case in which the Austrian government and Greenpeace’s German branch challenge European Commission approval of British support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the European Court of Justice. Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek said in a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the country is seeking to be a secondary participant in the two court actions. The minister said Prague believed that individual government’s rights to choose their own national energy policies and energy mix should be upheld and nuclear power should be one option.

Author: Chris Johnstone