The Slovak Environment Ministry wants to meet representatives of its emissions trading partner Interblue Group, or its Swiss successor, as soon as possible, ministry spokesperson Jana Kaplanová told the TASR newswire on Wednesday, January 20. However, she would not specify the date of the meeting.
On January 12, Environment Minister Jozef Medveď said that he had been trying to arrange a meeting with Interblue representatives since December last year. Medveď also announced that the Interblue Group, a US-based company that bought 15 million tonnes of unused emission quotas from Slovakia in 2008, had signed over its business rights to a Switzerland-based firm called Interblue Europe. At the same time, Medveď declared that Slovakia will insist that the Interblue Group's successor should pay an additional €15 million that was due to Slovakia under the deal, provided the original proceeds were spent on so-called green projects. "We're going to take all measures possible so that the whole case will end well for Slovakia," he promised. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Jan 2010 at 10:00