Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Dzurinda warns against postponing early closure of nuclear blocks

SLOVAK Prime Minister Mikulás Dzurinda conceded in parliament on March 5 that it would be "possible in theory" to renegotiate with the European Union the early shutdown of the Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear power station, the news wire TASR wrote.

But he pointed out that it would mean Slovakia would lose all the compensation gained from the decision and face possible financial penalties of tens of millions of euro.

Dzurinda was answering Smer opposition party leader Robert Fico during the regular question time in parliament.

Within negotiations for entry into the European Union, scheduled for May 1, Slovakia has pledged to decommission the two reactors of Bohunice's V1 block in 2006 and 2008.

In return, it will receive compensation totalling €90 million (Sk3.65 billion).

Smer proposes that Slovakia withdraw this pledge in response to the decision of most existing EU members to introduce a transition period before allowing full employment rights to citizens of acceding countries.

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

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár