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Slota says Kia is considering departure

ŽILINA mayor Ján Slota said that Korean carmaker Kia is re-evaluating its decision to place its new plant in Slovakia, the SME daily wrote.

According to Slota, however, "it is not an official decision".

"Certain instructions were issued, perhaps directly from Seoul, as sabotage actions by people in the [northern Slovak] region are being evaluated," Slota said.

Economy Minister Pavol Rusko does not have such information.

Problems regarding the purchase of land from private owners for the future Hyundai/Kia industrial park have appeared recently as some owners refuse to sell their property for the price that the agency working for the Slovak state is offering them.

The land dispute will also be heard in court as around 20 landowners from the village of Nededz have protested that work has started on their property without their approval.

A statement from Kia was not immediately available.

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

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