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Reader feedback: Privatization necessary

Re: Smer to cancel airport sale if gains power, Flash News, January 5, 2006

Roger, the "left" side does not have such analysts in Slovakia, as they more or less all originate from the former Communist elite, Fico included. They had different "visions" than the real world.

If you refer to guys like Samson and Mesežnikov as being PR flacks for multinational businesses, I believe you are wrong. But if you refer to various bank analysts, then of course they represent their employer, but that does not necessarily make them biased when commenting on a concrete economic question.

Privatizing the airports in Slovakia is necessary. The way the airport in Bratislava works is a joke, to say at the least. No organizing talent seems available there, nor any kind of visible efficiency. I have some very interesting stories about that airport that make any Central American airport look like an airport paradise.

Copenhagen airport was something like that before it was privatized. Now it is one of the three best functioning airports in the world, in economic and service terms. Sad that it was not chosen as one of the finalists in the tender for the Slovak airports, but I guess they gave a more realistic bid on the value of those airports.

I am no airport expert, but the amounts that have been hinted at in the media seem unrealistically high to me.

Jesper,
Denmark

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