Supreme Court rules against Greenpeace’s lawsuit

Mochovce, the focus of many disputes

The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit lodged by Greenpeace over a conflict of interests regarding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Mochovce nuclear power plant.

On Thursday 27 January the Supreme Court stood on the side of the Ministry of Environment in the lawsuit, according to which Greenpeace claimed that the company chosen by the ministry to prepare the EIA, the company Decom, posed a conflict of interests.

Greenpace based its protest on the fact that the company Decom is the sole shareholder of the company VUJE, as it has contracts worth millions of euro in place with Slovenske Elektrarne, which owns and operates Mochovce nuclear power plant.

The ruling comes almost a year after Greenpeace filed its complaint back in February 2010.

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