Trade & Industry minister given anti-environment award


The non-governmental environmental organisation Deti Zeme (Children of the Earth) has awarded Trade & Industry Minister Martin Riman the "Ropak" award for 2006 for most anti-environmental policies. Deti Zeme voted amongst twenty candidates. According to the organisation, Mr Riman was chosen for supporting the broadening of brown coal mining in northern Bohemia and the construction of an additional two units at the Temelin nuclear power plant, as well as attempting to raise limits on emissions. The Ropak award is named after a fictional creature that lives off of industrial waste, which was invented by director Jan Sverak in a famous mock-documentary.