American companies would like to take part in completing a proposed new nuclear power plant at Jaslovské Bohunice (Trnava Region), the Economy Ministry press department said on Tuesday, March 1.
The news was among the outcomes of negotiations between Slovak Economy Minister Juraj Miškov and US Deputy Under-Secretary for International Trade Michelle O'Neill in Washington on Monday, which took place on the first day of Miškov's visit to the USA. O'Neill was interested in Slovakia's plans in the sphere of nuclear energy, as well as in preparations for a Memorandum on Co-operation in Civil Nuclear Energy Issues. The business environment was also discussed.
Miškov stressed that his ministry would like to promote a good business environment rather than subsidies. "Slovakia has a lot to offer and we want this to be well-known," he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. O'Neill praised the fact that the ministry doesn't want to buy investors but support the business environment instead, which she said is crucial for the country's economic growth.
The US side also praised existing co-operation between the two countries, pointing to US Steel Košice as an example. According to O'Neill, this profitable steel company represents a successful link-up of Slovak technical skills and knowledge on one side, and strong U.S. management and market-oriented business experience on the other. Another company mentioned by O'Neill was Slovak IT company ESET, which already has branches in the US and has brought innovations in digital security to more than 180 countries.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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2. Mar 2011 at 10:00