Sumimoto buys Slovak emissions rights

Slovakia sold emissions rights arising from the Kyoto greenhouse gases protocol to the Japanese firm Sumimoto for a reported $600,000 to $1.4 million, meaning that Sumimoto will be allowed to exceed emissions limits by the same amount Slovakia falls below its emissions maximum. The deal is reportedly the first of its kind in the world arranged under the Kyoto agreement, which pledges member countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8-12 per cent below the 1990 level by 2012.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.