Energy Regulatory Office slams draft amendment to energy law

The head of the Energy Regulatory Office Alena Vitásková has criticized the government-proposed amendment to the energy law. At a press briefing in Prague on Monday Ms. Vitásková said that the law should guarantee fair and equal rights to all players on the energy scene, noting that in its present form the draft law would create a privileged space for monopoly producers and distributers and disadvantage consumers. The Industry and Trade Ministry which drafted the amendment has not so far responded to the criticism.