Czech Rep. and France to cooperate on energy issues

15-10-2010

The Czech Republic and France would like to cooperate on energy and energy security issues. The countries will form a working group in which they will work in preparation for next year’s EU summit on energy, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg told reporters on Friday after meeting the French secretary of state for European affairs, Pierre Lellouche, in Prague. The working group should focus on connecting Europe’s energy networks, as well as on gas and oil supplies, said Mr Schwarzenberg. The French official also expressed interest in the completion of the Czech Temelín nuclear plant; the French company Areva is one of the bidders in the tender.