Talks on termination of emissions quota contract to ensue

The American company Interblue Group, which bought Slovakia's carbon-dioxide emission quotas in 2008, wants to hold negotiations with the Slovak environment ministry about mutual termination of the sales contract by the end of this year, Environment Minister Jozef Medveď announced at a press conference on Thursday, December 3.

The American company Interblue Group, which bought Slovakia's carbon-dioxide emission quotas in 2008, wants to hold negotiations with the Slovak environment ministry about mutual termination of the sales contract by the end of this year, Environment Minister Jozef Medveď announced at a press conference on Thursday, December 3.

Medveď said this should create scope for the closing of a "disgusting episode" in the ministry's history. The negotiations should be held directly as no mediator has been found as yet, TASR wrote.

Slovakia last year sold 15 million tonnes of emissions quotas to Interblue for €5.05 per tonne with the company obliged to pay another €1 per tonne for if the funds were used for environmental projects. Neighbouring countries sold their emissions quotas directly to other countries at considerably higher prices. TASR

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

Top stories

We are likely to perceive some animals as more charismatic than others and we may not even know why.

Some animals appear charismatic to us without knowing why

Slovak scientists focused on the bias in animal protection.


4. feb
Actress Vica Kerekes portrays chambermaid Liza in the film "Slúžka" (Chambermaid).

Weekend: First Slovak movie to portray queer couple airs

Hike up to the calavary, learn more about love and get ready to watch the comet.


3. feb
A march against hatred in Bratislava on October 17, 2022.

Aggression is on the rise, say more than half of Slovaks

Women perceive the increase in aggression more than men.


3. feb
Former interior minister Robert Kaliňák

News digest: Former three-time interior minister charged again

First Slovak movie to portray queer couple airs, people feel aggressiveness is on the rise. Learn more in today's digest.


3. feb
SkryťClose ad