Austrian anti-Temelin demonstrators block border crossings

27-04-2007

Austrian demonstrators opposed to the Czech Republic's Temelin nuclear power plant sixty kilometres from the Austrian border blocked a number of border crossings on Friday in protest. The activists have reacted to what they call reluctance by the Austrian government to file a lawsuit against the Czech Republic for the alleged violation of the Melk agreement on provision of information about the plant. Activists contend that the Czech Republic is reluctant to observe previous agreements on Temelin. Reacting on Friday Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told journalists that blockades at the border amounted to the violation of the freedom of movement. But he said that the Czech government would not pursue legal steps.