Radicova apologises to Austria over Mochovce

On an official visit to Vienna on Sunday, Slovak PM Iveta Radicova apologised to her Austrian counterpart Werner Faymann that the previous Slovak government had taken a decision in May to complete units 3 and 4 of Mochovce nuclear power plant without consulting with or informing the Austrians.

The Austrians only found out about the government’s decision through the media. “I accepted their objection that they only heard about it from the media, and I apologised for that. It’s hard for them to take a positive, constructive stance in such a case” Radicova said to reporters.

The Prime Minister says Slovakia had thus breached an agreement to take decisions on Mochovce only following consultation with a mixed commission of 20 members. She then assured Austrian PM Faymann that the work taking place at Mochovce would be highly transparent.

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