Slovakia will ask for compensation for cuts in gas supplies

SLOVAKIA will seek compensation from the European Union for reduced Russian gas supplies.

SLOVAKIA will seek compensation from the European Union for reduced Russian gas supplies.

“Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis authorised ministry’s state secretary Miroslav Obert to discuss the EU compensations for Slovakia over the reduced gas flows from the Russian Federation during talks with European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger in Milan,” ministry spokesperson Miriam Žiaková said on October 6, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

At the meeting with Oettinger on October 5, the state secretary underlined that Slovakia needs guarantees that the EC supports Bratislava and will provide help with potential problems.

According to Žiaková, Oettinger praised Slovakia for its gestures of solidarity towards Ukraine. He also added that financial compensation from Gazprom represents only part of the solution and is not appropriate compensation for the Slovak side.

“Because of this, the EC chair will present an unequivocal stance on this issue at the October’s [session of] the European Council,” the spokesperson added, as quoted by TASR.

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.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovak skier Vlhová dominates parallel slalom in St Moritz

It is her first victory in this World Cup season.

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová celebrates with teammates at the end of an alpine ski, women's parallel slalom World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland.

This is not even the end of the beginning

Somehow Boris Johnson sold himself as the least tiresome.

The UK is like a flatmate who promised to move out, but just never leaves. In the meantime, they keep stealing beer from the refrigerator while complaining about how it tastes.

Slovak wines do great abroad, but inspectors see them as unfit at home

Slovak legislation does not recognise orange and cloudy wines. As a result, inspectors remove them from the shelves of stores in Slovakia.

Michelin-starred restaurants buy Slovak wines while inspectors in Slovakia remove some of them from the shelves of stores

Economy minister: A gas crisis may come after the New Year

Slovakia will probably have to use all measures possible to secure supplies.

Gas storage facility in Gajary.