Mixed message from Austria over Czech/Slovak nuclear plants?
Austria has been the fiercest opponent of the Czech Republic's Temelin nuclear power plant, which was finally launched on Monday. Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schussel chose a visit to the Slovak capital Bratislava this week to criticise Prague's attitude to Austrian concerns over Temelin, saying Slovak-Austrian dialogue on the issue of nuclear power was far more constructive. But Czech-Austrian relations are almost identical now to Slovak-Austrian relations two years ago, when Vienna recalled its ambassador after Bratislava launched the first of four reactors at its Mochovce nuclear power plant. For a comparison of the situation, Rob Cameron spoke to the head of Radio Slovakia International, Oxana Ferjencikova: