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President appoints Naništa as new ÚRSO Regulatory Council chairman

The council had previously elected its new head without revealing the person's name. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 5:17

Andrej Kiska

Inflation accelerated to four-year high in July

Inflation should remain around 1.5 percent for rest of year.15. Aug 2017, at 4:36

One of factors behind higher inflation is growing food prices.

Bills for utilities have a new boss

As the new head of the regulatory authority Ľubomír Jahnátek is already facing criticism for increased water bills in central and eastern Slovakia Jana Liptáková ,3. Aug 2017, at 14:44

Ľubomír Jahnátek

Police rejected criminal complaints against Holjenčík

Two criminal complaints against the former head of the energy regulatory office have been turned down after a pre-preparatory procedure. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jul 2017, at 13:48

Jozef Holjenčík, chair of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries

Slovaks contributed €465 million to green electricity producers in 2016

This year the support from consumers will be even higher. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jul 2017, at 20:51

Those harnessing the sun for generation of electricity received the most.

Slovenské Elektrárne continues the operation of Vojany power plant

Neither the Finance Ministry nor the Economy Ministry have information about the plans of US company Theta Energy Group which wanted to invest in the plant. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jul 2017, at 6:25

The power plant in Vojany.

Mochovce power plant will be more eco-friendly

The plan is to reduce the volume of existing liquid radioactive waste and costs linked to its storage. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 22:16

Brussels scrutinises the subsidy for Nováky power plant

It disapproves of the scheme subsiding power generation from brown coal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jun 2017, at 23:17

Hornonitrianske Bane mines

Slovakia is heading to EXPO 2017

The main topic of the Slovak pavilion is the energy of the future. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 23:00

Eastring gas pipeline is a bit closer to reality

Eustream to draw EU funds for the Eastring feasibility study. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 22:21

Possible routing of Eastring.

Veľký Meder heated by geothermal energy

In Slovakia four towns harness geothermal energy to heat flats, schools and other facilities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 22:50

Several Slovak towns already use thermal springs for heating.

Government will definitely have bigger impact on energy regulator

The government will appoint the ÚRSO head, while ministries will be able to comment on the proposal of regulation policy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. May 2017, at 14:03

Energy security is a hot V4 topic.

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

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