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.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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7. Oct 2014 at 14:00