Oct. 19, 2000 (Prague Business Journal )—The government has promised to observe the conclusions of an EU committee that will examine Temelín before the end of the year.

Foreign Minister Jan Kavan believes the nuclear power plant will be found safe despite the fact that many committee members will be German experts following that country’s strict nuclear safety standards.

Meanwhile, EU Expansion Commissioner Günther Verheugen voiced support for the CR in its dispute with Austria over border blockades, saying the protests break EU laws requiring members to ensure the free movement of goods.

He also assured Kavan that the Temelín issue would not prevent accession.

Provided the blockades are suspended, Prime Minister Milos Zeman and Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Sch