According to the press release of Ministry of Industry and Trade its minister Jan Mládek and his counterpart Ernest J. Moniz, U.S. Minister of Energy, signed on Wednesday 26 March a cooperation agreement on civilian research and development in the field of nuclear energy. During the meeting ministers also discussed the case of construction of new blocks in Temelín power plant (now cancelled). Another major topic were negotiations on a new agreement on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership between the EU and the USA which would enable free trade between the respective countries and facilitate investments and raise competitiveness of the USA and the EU as a result along with improving countries’ energy security. Ministers also mentioned the possible export of shale gas from the USA to Europe that would further improve overall energy security of European continent. In the respective case simplification of gas export procedures by the USA would be in place.
21st April 2021
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