Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Slovakia must liquidate sugar

SLOVAKIA and four other EU member states must liquidate excessive sugar reserves by the end of November this year, the Hospodárske noviny business daily wrote.

The European Commission (EC) sent letters to Slovakia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, and Latvia, informing them of the extended deadline for eliminating the extra sugar. By the end of March 2006 the states will have to prove that they have liquidated the sugar reserves.

Any outstanding excessive sugar reserves after November 2005 will be subject to a fine.

Slovakia has 11,003 tonnes of excessive sugar reserves, according to EC sources. If it fails to liquidate them, the fine would be €5.5 million (Sk218.7 million). Estonia has the highest excessive sugar reserves of the given states - 91,000 tonnes.

Top stories

She faced Russian tanks in 1968. Today, she protests again Photo

There are no tanks pointing at us today, says Mária Homolková, who joined protests in SNP Square once again in March 2018 to secure a better life for her grandchildren.

August 21st, 1968: The Warsaw Pact troops, led by the Soviet army, invaded Czechoslovakia .

Kiska appoints Pellegrini cabinet

The president approved the new government, despite some reservations. The new PM promises to investigate the murder of the journalist and his fiancée.

Peter Pellegrini's government

Organisers cancelled the Bratislava protest

But they are ready to monitor the steps of the new government closely and return to streets when necessary.

Andrej Kiska met with the representatives of the For a Decent Slovakia initiative.

There is still work to be done

2018 is not a re-run of 1989, but there is a connection.

Bratislava, March 16