Iberdrola Charges EDF With Nuclear Power Monopoly

Law360, New York (May 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Spanish energy company Iberdrola SA has taken aim at one of its French rivals, lodging a complaint with the European Commission claiming that French energy company Electricite de France has a monopoly over France's nuclear power production.

In a complaint filed on Friday with the EC, Iberdrola claimed that the French government has recently passed measures that give EDF an unfair advantage in the nuclear power sector.

Iberdrola claims that the new legislation violates Article 86 of the EC Treaty by giving EDF a dominant position...
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