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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

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

Justice Ministry will check experts working with ÚRSO

Several flaws have arisen from the agreement signed with the energy regulator. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:43

Energy regulator’s head to have limited powers

The ruling coalition will also confirm plans to create an energy holding. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 21:57

The coalition parties leaders (l-r): Andrej Danko, Robert Fico and Béla Bugár

Slovak oil transporter plans to build new oil tanks

Transpetrol wants to invest €40 million into two new tanks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 21:46

Illustration stock photo

Hornonitrianske Bane mines may end

Despite environmental studies at the EU level, the Slovak state wants to continue subsidising brown coal mining. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 13:55

SE is the main client of the Hornonitrianske Bane mine.

PM: Coalition lives normal inner life

After rumours of a coalition crisis caused by dispute over high energy prices spread around Slovakia, the PM rushed to assure that the coalition is fine and striving, but later he admitted that they need to… Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Feb 2017, at 14:34

Chairmen of the three coalition parties (L-R Andrej Danko of SNS, Robert Fico of Smer and Béla Bugár of Most-Híd) met on February 8 at the Coalition Council.
UPDATED: 9. Feb 2017, at 5:55

UPDATED: Former head of regulatory office sues Denník N

Published information is misleading and creates a false impression of abusing the post, departing ÚRSO head claims. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Feb 2017, at 14:03

Jozef Holjenčík of ÚRSO

Fico: Energy prices to return to 2016 levels across Slovakia

Head of the regulatory office to resign officially on Tuesday. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Feb 2017, at 6:07

Prime Minister Robert Fico and Economy Minister Peter Žiga, from right

Holjenčík resigned as ÚRSO head, avoiding parliamentary session

The head of energy regulatory office resigned, angering the speaker of parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Feb 2017, at 14:33

Jozef Holjenčík resigns as ÚRSO head.

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