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PM wants to halt the sale of Transpetrol stake

SLOVAK PM Mikuláš Dzurinda wants to halt the sale of a 49 percent stake in the oil transportation company Transpetrol to the Russian oil company Russneft.

Russneft plans to buy the stake for $103 million (Sk3.3 billion) from another Russian company, Yukos, which is selling its assets to pay back taxes.

However, putting a hold on the transaction could suggest the Slovak government wants to decrease the country’s dependence on Russian energy sources.

The PM mentioned the possibility to Ján Štulajter, a commentator with SME daily. The PM's spokesman, Martin Maruška, would neither confirm nor deny the information.

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