Police investigate solar power corruption case

The Czech anti-corruption police squad is investigating several people connected to the country’s third largest solar power plant, Ševětín, in south Bohemia, the website lidovky.cz reported on Thursday. Two top-managers from Czech energy group ČEZ are reported to have been questioned following a raid on their offices. A spokesman for the anti-corruption unit said no-one was arrested or charged, but refused to provide any further information. The ČEZ-owned power plant, which was put into operation in 2010 under a generous government renewable energy support, has aroused suspicions of corruption in the past.

Author: Ruth Fraňková