Slovak Environment Ministry meets Interblue Group Europe in Switzerland

Representatives of the Environment Ministry met representatives of Interblue Group Europe – the apparent successor of the company that bought surplus Slovakia's emission quotas for a low price in 2008 - at the Slovak general consulate in Zurich, Switzerland on January 20, the head of the ministry's communications department, Jana Kaplanová, told the TASR newswire on Thursday.

Representatives of the Environment Ministry met representatives of Interblue Group Europe – the apparent successor of the company that bought surplus Slovakia's emission quotas for a low price in 2008 - at the Slovak general consulate in Zurich, Switzerland on January 20, the head of the ministry's communications department, Jana Kaplanová, told the TASR newswire on Thursday.

“We'd like to emphasise that considerable progress has been made in solving the so-called emissions case,” said Kaplanová.

She said that the company's representatives at the meeting failed to submit relevant evidence proving that Interblue Group Europe is the rightful and universal legal successor to Interblue Group - the former US-based company which bought the emission quotas and says it signed over its business rights to the Switzerland-based company.

Interblue Group Europe is prove successorship by January 31, Kaplanová said, stressing that regardless of the documents that may be submitted by the Swiss company, the Environment Ministry is prepared to take steps that will effectively defend Slovakia's interests.

“Regarding the continuation, that is to say termination of the business-legal relations (between the ministry and the company), the manager of the company (Jana Lutken) states that Interblue Group Europe will only continue the negotiations via a lawyer, whose name will be announced by the end of January,” said the ministry's spokesperson. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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