Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BREAKING NEWS

Unofficial airport bids published

FOREIGN strategic partners are willing to pay at least €400 million to buy a 66-percent stake in Slovakia's biggest two airports.

FOREIGN strategic partners are willing to pay at least €400 million to buy a 66-percent stake in Slovakia's biggest two airports.

The Pravda daily reported that three out of four investors are ready to pay between Sk13 to 14 billion (€344 to €371 million) for the Bratislava airport and around Sk1 billion (€25.5 million) for the Košice airport.

The economic weekly Trend published unofficial information regarding the offered bids as well. An online article appearing December14 said that the TwoOne consortium, consisting of Vienna International Airport and Penta, was offering Sk6 billion (€159 million) for the Bratislava airport, plus a deposit of Sk7.9 billion (€209 million).

It also said that Abertis and J&T were offering Sk3.3 billion (€87 million) plus a deposit of Sk9.7 billion (€257 million), and that the ISAP group was offering a total of Sk10.3 billion (€273 million).

Transport Ministry spokesman Tomáš Šarluška refused to comment on the unofficial figures or confirm whether any were authentic.

Meanwhile, ISAP representative Ľubomír Šoltýs said the figures were incorrect and that its offer was "much higher".

Top stories

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil