Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Talks start about change in ownership of SPP gas utility

The Economy Ministry and Slovakia’s National Property Fund (FNM), the country’s privatisation agency and owner of shares in several partially-owned state companies, will begin talks with Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) company over a taking a stake in ownership of Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel (SPP), Slovakia’s primary gas utility. The issue is to be discussed by the government at its next session, the TASR newswire reported on June 18.

The Economy Ministry and Slovakia’s National Property Fund (FNM), the country’s privatisation agency and owner of shares in several partially-owned state companies, will begin talks with Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) company over a taking a stake in ownership of Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel (SPP), Slovakia’s primary gas utility. The issue is to be discussed by the government at its next session, the TASR newswire reported on June 18.

SPP currently has two shareholders: FNM which owns 51 percent and Slovak Gas Holding, controlled by two foreign investors, German E.ON Ruhrgas and French company GDF Suez, with 49 percent of the shares.

The opening of talks means that EPH, controlled by the PPF Group owned by Petr Kellner, Daniel Křetínský and the J&T financial group, may become a SPP co-owner and the state’s partner in the utility, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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?