Petříček: Govt. should listen to intelligence services over Dukovany supplier

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Tomas Petříček, says the government should listen to the warnings of the intelligence community when it comes to choosing the supplier of a new nuclear unit at the Dukovany power station.

Speaking on Czech Radio, Mr. Petříček said the investment would be one of the biggest in the country’s modern history and was crucial not just in terms of energy security but overall security. He said the possible selection of a supplier from Russia or China would increase Czech dependence on those states, which would not be a good thing.

In June a Senate committee called for the Russian company Rosatom and CGN of China to be excluded from a planned tender process for the Dukovany extension.

Author: Ian Willoughby