Transpetrol shares again blocked

A court has issued another injunction against the handling of shares in state-owned crude oil pipeline firm Transpetrol, tying the hands of the Economy Ministry, which wants to privatise a 49% Transpetrol stake by the end of the year. The injunction stems back to a 1994 dispute over unpaid taxes.

The sale of the pipeline operator is seen as a key step in the full liberalisation of Slovakia's energy market.

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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


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