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SDĽ about-face on SPP causes uproar

Coalition politicians have reacted with surprise and dismay to the recent statement of Labour Minister Peter Magvaši that the sale of a 49% stake in gas utility SPP, where a tender is nearing conclusion, should be revised. Magvaši is a member of the socialist SDĽ ruling coalition party whose members have recently indicated they would like to reverse the cabinet-approved sale plan. Sources close to the sale have said that the SDĽ, if determined to derail the sale, has enough influence on the tender process to do so.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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