Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Court clears Via Chem to buy NCHZ

THE REGIONAL court in Trenčín has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals firm Novácke Chemické Závody (NCHZ) to a Czech company, Via Chem, the Sme daily reported on January 2. NCHZ filed for bankruptcy in September 2009.

THE REGIONAL court in Trenčín has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals firm Novácke Chemické Závody (NCHZ) to a Czech company, Via Chem, the Sme daily reported on January 2. NCHZ filed for bankruptcy in September 2009.

The court was asked to make a decision after creditors of NCHZ could not agree whether to sell the factory to Via Chem, which offered €2.2 million, or to businessman Miroslav Remeta, who offered €2 million. Neither of the potential purchasers promised to maintain the jobs of the approximately 1,500 people who currently work for NCHZ.

Via Chem is owned by businessman Vladimír Sisák, who currently operates another chemical factory in Ústí nad Labem and also owns one-quarter of the Czech football team Slávia Praha.

Sisák has been accused of violating several laws in the Czech Republic and of embezzling funds from the now-bankrupt První Slezská Banka, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported. Moreover, a court in the Czech city of Litoměřice ruled in 2007 that Sisák had violated his duties while managing another person’s property.


Top stories

Prosecutor withdraws charges of libel against journalist

The journalist originally received an 18-month suspended sentence with three years of probation.

The CT scanner scandal cost Pavol Paška his post as speaker of parliament.

Several Christians disagree with Church’s stance towards extremists

The extremist ĽSNS party drafted a bill limiting abortions in Slovakia, creating an awkward situation for the Church.

Illustrative stock photo

“I will not be playing ice-hockey anymore,” says Hossa

Health issues have caused the NHL player to withdraw from matches and consider moving back to Slovakia.

Marián Hossa kisses the Stanley Cup won by his Chicago Blackhawks team in June 2015.

A happy marriage? Both simpler, and tougher, than we realize

If experience is the mother of wisdom, why aren’t second and third marriages more successful?