Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

PM expresses doubts over nuclear

PRIME Minister Iveta Radičová has said she does not think that using nuclear energy is advantageous for Slovakia.

PRIME Minister Iveta Radičová has said she does not think that using nuclear energy is advantageous for Slovakia.

In a speech presented during a conference on energy security in Bratislava on November 21 she said that one of the reasons why Slovakia is scrutinised by both Austria and the European Union is the ongoing construction work on two reactors at the Mochovce nuclear power plant, the TASR newswire reported.

“I believe that we have seen enough tragedies such as Chernobyl and even malfunctions at Slovak nuclear plants to make us carefully reconsider the future of this energy source,” Radičová said, as quoted by TASR, adding that experts all around the world should adopt a stance on the issue, as the consequences of a nuclear disaster would be immense and would affect countries within as well as beyond Europe.

Radičová also pointed to the promptness with which countries such as Germany decided to shut down some of their nuclear plants and begin contemplating alternative energy sources after the Fukushima plant disaster earlier this year.


Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár