The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will look into two important changes that impacted the energy prices in Slovakia. This includes the involvement of the Economy and Environment Ministries in the formation of energy prices and a new method for electing the head of the regulatory authority, the Sme daily reported.
These changes were brought by the Robert Fico government. When electricity bills of some households went up rapidly in 2017, the cabinet recalled Jozef Holjenčík, the former head of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO).
Subsequently, it decided on returning the electricity prices for citizens to the 2016 level, and the ruling Smer pushed through changes to regulate the prices, with the involvement of the Economy and Environment Ministries.
2. Jul 2019 at 13:36 | Compiled by Spectator staff