Oct. 16, 2000 (Prague Business Journal)—Electricite de France (EdF) is likely to compete with British-American International Power (until recently National Power) in the upcoming privatization of energy giant CEZ and six regional energy distributors, Deputy Finance Minister Jan Mladek said.

Temelín nuclear power plant included in the package. Mladek added that the interest of French state-owned EdF offered “a nuclear umbrella” against anti-Temelín protests in Austria.

International Power does not operate a nuclear power plant but is said to be teaming up with an American group strong in nuclear power production, Mladek said (Prague Business Journal 1).

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