Police search SE for privatisation documents

POLICE searched the offices of Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) for documents connected to the privatisation of the firm, Economy Ministry spokesperson Miriam Žiaková said. In addition to SE’s headquarters in Bratislava, police conducted their July 23 search in the firm’s locations in Prievidza, Trenčín and Mochovce.

POLICE searched the offices of Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) for documents connected to the privatisation of the firm, Economy Ministry spokesperson Miriam Žiaková said. In addition to SE’s headquarters in Bratislava, police conducted their July 23 search in the firm’s locations in Prievidza, Trenčín and Mochovce.

Information of the search was first published on the website of the public-service broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), which referred to the operation as a raid. Žiaková, however, corrected the information, saying they are looking for “archival documents from the period of privatisation”.

Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar specified that they are searching for information in connection to an investigation of two crimes: the violation of duties when managing someone else’s property and misrepresentation of data in the commercial register. He added that in this respect it is necessary to secure certain documents and data.

“Based on their assessment and further actions we will be able to comment on the progress of the investigation,” Gašpar said, as quoted by TASR.

Security analyst Milan Žitný believes there could be two reasons for the police action: it either pertains to privatisation from the time when the government was led by Mikuláš Dzurinda, which he considers less likely, or it has to do with a current possible change of owners, he told TASR.

According to the Sme.sk website, the police action pertains to the period of the “restructuring of the power plant”, and not the current management. It is, however, not especially clear whether this is connected directly to the privatisation process, or the management of the company during the process or shortly after it concluded.

Jana Burdová, spokesperson for SE, told the media earlier in the day that she does not know the reasons for the police action, but stressed that the firm is “fully cooperating with the police and providing them with all required information”, as reported by TASR.

SE is the biggest electricity producer in Slovakia. In 2006 its main shareholder became Italian Enel, after acquiring a 66-percent share. The remaining 34 percent is owned by the National Property Fund (FNM), whose shareholders’ rights are carried out by the Economy Ministry.

Enel has recently announced it will sell the share in some firms of its portfolio, including SE. It has already selected the banks which will advise it on the sale.

Source: TASR, Sme.sk

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

PM Robert Fico and his wife Svetlana

Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize

SLOVAK Prime Minister Robert Fico and his wife do not have and have never had any banking accounts in Belize, and do not hold any stake and do not have managerial control in any company registered in Belize.

Banská Bystrica region governor Marian Kotleba stopped by police on his way to the village of Gabčíkovo

Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo

FIREfighters had a training at the exact place where dozens of extremists were heading to protest against placing 500 asylum seekers from Austria at the Gabčíkovo village refugee camp.

Compassion is no complicated concept

EXPRESSIONS of humanity and compassion do not necessarily need great gestures; they can take the form of a pair of shoes given to a refugee. 

Japanese company Yazaki has a plant in Michalovce.

Japanese firms seek ‘after-care service’

COUNTRIES of the central and eastern European region still remain attractive for Japanese investors and serve as a kind of entrance gate to European markets.

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo
  2. SEWS leaves Slovakia for Romania, buying the land under the plant
  3. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  4. Fico has neither account, nor company stake in Belize
  5. Judge Karabín dies on holiday
  6. Increase in number of Slovak millionaires outpaces the rest of Europe
  7. Thousands join Plea for Humanity
  8. Japanese firms seek ‘after-care service’
  9. Fico: Countries on outer Schengen border should protect it properly
  10. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  1. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  2. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  3. Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo
  4. Increase in number of Slovak millionaires outpaces the rest of Europe
  5. Fico: Countries on outer Schengen border should protect it properly
  6. Thousands join Plea for Humanity
  7. Slovak police discovered dozens of illegal migrants, politicians react
  8. Korean companies are still coming
  9. SEWS leaves Slovakia for Romania, buying the land under the plant
  10. Taking it in on two wheels
  1. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  2. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  3. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  4. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  5. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  6. SIAF air fest was attended by 140,000 spectators, many pilots
  7. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  8. A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants
  9. Bratislava Flagship Restaurant
  10. Police stopped extremists’ ride to Gabčíkovo