In a ruling on Thursday, January 27, the Slovak Supreme Court turned down a lawsuit filed by environmental organisation Greenpeace against the Environment Ministry which had claimed unlawful intervention by a public administration authority.
Greenpeace pressed charges because its members think that a legal entity – a company called Decom, chosen by the ministry to generate opinions from experts in the field and propose a final conclusion to a report evaluating the impacts of the Mochovce nuclear power plant on the environment – is subject to a conflict of interest. Greenpeace filed the lawsuit with the Supreme Court on February 15, 2010, the TASR newswire wrote.
According to Greenpeace, Decom has a conflict of interest because it is the 100-percent owner of a company called VUJE that has signed contracts worth millions of euros with energy-producer Slovenské Elektrárne, the owner of Mochovce, to complete construction of the nuclear power plant.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Jan 2011 at 10:00