IN SHORT BUSINESS

Energy prices to rise next year

THE PRICE OF electricity for households is expected to increase by an average of 2.41 percent in 2005.

Western Slovak energy distributor ZSE will keep prices the same for its clients, but Central Slovakia’s distributor, SSE, will increase prices by 4.89 percent, and Eastern Slovakia’s VSE will raise prices by 2.52 percent. The rate hikes have been approved by the Slovak regulatory authority.

The 2005 price hikes are the most moderate in recent years. Analysts credit the deregulation of the energy market for keeping increases down.

Prices for wholesale customers, such as large companies, are expected to fall next year, in some cases by as much as 12.85 percent.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Economic restart after COVID-19 should be green

Slovakia’s plan for using money from the EU’s Recovery Fund, innovation potential and examples of green solutions and the challenge of renovating buildings are among the highlights of the latest Business Focus.

The Velux plant in Partizánske utilises 97 percent of waste from production.

Cabinet agrees on COVID screening

More details will be presented tomorrow.

Košice

More tips for outings in Bratislava during the lockdown

Walks along the Danube bank offer a feeling of being far from the city rush.

This place, part of Ovsištské Lúky (Ovsište Meadows) in Petržalka, is still Bratislava.

Roundup: Fairytale app that makes children read

An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup.

A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.