Reader feedback: VSŽ sale a surprise?

Mr. Goodish's astonishment at this sale is very surprising ("Murky VSŽ share sale goes ahead", By Tom Nicholson, Vol. 8 No.6, February 18-24).

Perhaps the government should look into the accountant that valued the VSŽ buyout for US Steel and valued it at only $320 million when its true book value was considerably higher.

With an auditor under investigation for the Enron affair, perhaps it would be wise of Mr Dzurinda and co. to scrutinise the activities of auditors in Slovakia.

Perhaps Mr Goodish would also be wise to remember that US Steel set up a company in the Dutch Antilles to stop people scrutinising its business, now there is transparency for you.

Mr Goodish and his fellow compatriots cannot always have their cake and eat it.

Bryan Rylands

Top stories

Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.


21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


21. jan
Ukrainian forces during military exercise.

There goes the neighbourhood

The parallels between Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Hitler’s to Czechoslovakia in 1938 are uncanny.


11 h
Skryť Close ad