Deputy PM: Rosatom to be excluded from key Czech nuclear tender

Czech deputy PM and industry and trade minister Karel Havlíček says that in the coming days the Russian company Rosatom will be excluded from a list of companies bidding to build a nuclear unit at the Czech Dukovany plant. Mr. Havlíček made the comment on Czech Television on Sunday, a day after the Prague government’s decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats over Moscow’s involvement in a deadly explosion in Moravia in 2014.

The minister had earlier said on CNN Prima at that it was very unlikely to virtually out of the question that Rosatom would be allowed to take part in the tender process for Dukovany, which is regarded as one of the country’s key strategic investments.

Mr. Havlíček said the cabinet would discuss the case and the Czech response to Russia on Monday.

Author: Ian Willoughby