Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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.

Top stories

Jourová: Fico not fully informed on all EC’s activities on double standards

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Fico to discuss double quality standards of foods on July 27 in Brussels.

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová

Heatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days

More than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 21 and July 30, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Analysis: Slovakia lacks competitive tourism

Neither Slovakia nor the Czech Republic are countries in which tourism could be viewed as the bedrock of their economies, an analysis by UniCredit Bank finds.

Štrbské pleso