Brussels launches proceedings against Slovakia, others

EUROPEAN regulatory authorities have begun proceedings against 24 European Union member states that have failed to implement the directive over energy efficiency. The list includes Slovakia, the SITA newswire reported on August 13.

EUROPEAN regulatory authorities have begun proceedings against 24 European Union member states that have failed to implement the directive over energy efficiency. The list includes Slovakia, the SITA newswire reported on August 13.

The states now have two months to respond to the European Commission. If they do not, they will be fined.

The energy savings are currently one of the priorities of the EU, and has gained added emphasis since tensions have increased with Russia in recent months, currently the biggest supplier of oil and natural gas to EU countries, SITA wrote.

The directive was passed in 2012. Its aim is to decrease the consumption of energy by 20 percent by 2020.

Source: SITA

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

Prime Minister Robert Fico

Poll: Smer's popularity falling

IF a general election had been held in mid April, the governing Smer party would still win with 34.7 percent of the vote, but this is down slightly from the month before according to the latest opinion poll carried…

Bratislava for Everyone

Open houses, free events mark start of tourist season

WARM weather invites people to spend more time outdoors and tourism season ceremonially opens with  Bratislava for Everyone, or Open Days of Bratislava, events taking place April 24-26.

Blueprint technique was used often in Slovak tradition

Blueprint in Slovakia

IT IS not rare that an exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, and sometimes the catalogue lives on after the show ends. But the book Blueprint in Slovakia / Modrotlač na Slovensku takes this to a whole different…

Váhostav-SK is heavily involved in highway construction in Slovakia.

Bailout for Váhostav-SK creditors sails through parliament

AMID a race to pass legislation that would come into effect before construction firm Váhostav-SK meets with creditors April 30, Prime Minister Robert Fico's government passed an overhaul to insolvency laws coupled…