OIL & GAS NOTES

SPP, Ruhrgas sign joint venture

The state-run gas utility SPP said on June 16 it had signed an agreement with German gas firm Ruhrgas AG to create a joint venture company. The new 50:50 joint venture called InterKvet, will be based in Bratislava and will focus on trading with natural gas and offering consulting services in energy saving programs. It should also operate a gas-fuelled electricity and heat producing unit at SPP headquarters in Bratislava, SPP said in a statement. SPP spokesman Tibor Repta said it would be premature to speak about the deal in terms of revenue or profit forecasts. The joint venture is part of a wider cooperation agreement with Ruhrgas, which may possibly include future contracts on purchase and sale of natural gas, technological cooperation and infrastructure construction.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

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For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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