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U.S. Steel may not lose its premises

Lawyers say the US shell company may not easily become owner of the plots under the steelworks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 23:22

US Steel Košice

New law would reform utility regulator

But critics fear it’s cover for political interference, and EC hints law may break European rules. Jana Liptáková ,13. Apr 2017, at 13:59

PM Robert Fico recommended people to tear up invoices for electricity after the price increase.

Gazprom and Eustream sign deal on gas transports

Gas transits are now secured until 2050. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2017, at 12:55

SPP and Eustream have not registered any changes in supplies of Russian gas via Ukraine to Slovakia.

Eustream to help Ukraine

Ukrainian gas companies signed memorandum of understanding with Slovak Eustream and Italian Snam. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Apr 2017, at 20:28

Gas transmitter Eustream

Quote of the week

“Imagine a situation when the ÚRSO head is seriously ill or hit by a car. It would be the end of the regulatory office.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Apr 2017, at 6:30

Ľubomír Jahnátek

Slovnaft to invest millions of euros into overhaul

The Bratislava-based oil refinery plans an investment, citing a general overhaul of production technologies as the main goal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Apr 2017, at 23:06

Illustrative stock photo

Cabinet amends the regulation act

The amendment boosting the position of the government in the activities and control of the regulatory authority, with good prospects of being passed soon in parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Mar 2017, at 13:19

Price tag for the new nuclear power plant will be higher

Also the new deadlines for the third and fourth block of Mochovce were re-set, to 2018 and 2019, respectively. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2017, at 21:35

Slovakia responds cautiously to possible EC-Gazprom deal

EC says commitments by Gazprom would improve trade in Russian gas in Europe. Jana Liptáková ,23. Mar 2017, at 15:05

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference regarding Gazprom at EU headquarters in Brussels on March 13.

Electricity consumption grew to record level in Slovakia

Slovakia needs to import electricity. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Mar 2017, at 23:35

Cabinet to have more powers in energy regulation

The ministries will be able to comment on new proposals for prices, but there is a risk it would be opposed by the European Commission. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Mar 2017, at 22:59

Electricity prices are a significant matter for Slovalco.

Regulator, under pressure, reverses utility price hikes

Parliament to consider proposed reform of the regulator later in March. Jana Liptáková ,10. Mar 2017, at 9:11

Slovak hydropower plants circumvented rules

Ombudswoman discovered frequent violations of rules in the construction of small hydropower plants. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Mar 2017, at 13:43

The Hron river

Police raid companies completing Mochovce plant

The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is conducting a raid at several companies involved in the completion of the nuclear power plant in Mochovce (EMO). Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Mar 2017, at 22:29

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Completion of Mochovce nuclear plant remains unresolved

Last week’s general assembly of Slovenské Elektrárne did not deal with the matter. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2017, at 21:00

Questionable testing at Nováky power plant ends

Citizens of Horná Nitra complained about worsened air pollution; HBP mine denies accusations. Jana Liptáková ,4. Mar 2017, at 13:54

Power plant Elektárne Nováky (ENO)

Former SIS head allegedly to become new head of utilities authority

The regulatory authority is setting new prices for utilities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Mar 2017, at 23:01

Ján Valko has been appointed to lead the ÚRSO

Slovakia and Hungary to construct two electricity links

Two new cross-border links of electricity networks between Slovakia and Hungary will be introduced soon, with a total investment exceeding €80 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Mar 2017, at 6:40

L-R: Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Slovak Economy Minister Peter Žiga signing agreement on cross-border electricity links, March 1.

North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union. Jana Liptáková ,28. Feb 2017, at 14:41

The gas pipeline operator Eustream is the biggest taxpayer in Slovakia.

Tkáč has sold his energy business in EPH

The transation was announced last October. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Feb 2017, at 22:18

Gas transmitter Eustream

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