Vienna withdraws opposition to environment chapter

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Now some good news for the Czech Republic's quest for EU membership. On Monday, Austria withdrew its opposition to the environment chapter necessary for EU expansion talks with the Czech Republic. Prague was forced to cancel EU accession talks on energy and the environment two weeks ago, due to Austria's boycott of both chapters over its opposition to the Temelin nuclear power plant. Dita Asiedu spoke to Daniel Kapp, the spokesman for the Austrian Environment Ministry, and asked him to give us the reason for this sudden change of heart from Vienna: