Czech regulator asks EC to review planned changes to energy law

The Czech Republic’s Energy Regulatory Office has asked the European Commission to review proposed changes to the country’s energy legislation, a spokesman for the regulator said on Wednesday. The Energy Regulatory Office believes the proposal, tabled by Social Democrat MP Milan Urban), is in breach with EU law as it could establish unequal conditions for participants in the energy market. Mr Urban rejected these claims, and said his amendment sought to overhaul the structure of the regulator and reform the methods of price-setting decisions.