Czech PM advocates nuclear expansion even if against European law

The Czech Republic must construct new blocks at the Temelín and Dukovany nuclear power plants, located in South Bohemia and South Moravia, even if it means violating European law, the Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has said.

”We overslept in regards to nuclear energy,” he told the European committee of the lower house of parliament. “We could have been building Temelín by now. We must push this through even if it means violating European law. Energy security is our priority.”

Thirty-five per cent of the country’s electricity is generated from nuclear energy.