The Temelín Nuclear Power Plant and the European Union in Austrian-Czech Relations

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Abstract

The Czech Republic's Temelin nuclear power plant provoked the worst relations between it and Austria. This article identifies novel, unexpected roles that the EU played in that dispute: mediator, framework-setting; absenteeism; foil; and belated enforcer. The EU ultimately altered the nature of the dispute and can be seen to have inadvertently defended a non-member state's interests against those of an existing member. (c) 2005 The Regents of the University of California. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-119
Number of pages19
JournalCommunist and Post-Communist Studies
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • EU accession
  • EU and conflict management
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • nuclear power
  • Temelin

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