News on Slovakia's energy sector

Regional energy distributors close the biggest energy deal since 2015

The state will earn €35 million for not exercising its preemptive right to acquire VSE Holding shares.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jul 2020, at 17:39

Economy Minister Richard Sulík

Slovak-Hungarian pipeline back to life

Ministers want to increase transport capacity between the two countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2020, at 13:39

The compressor station in Veľké Zlievce

Government orders state gas supplier not to raise gas prices

Private gas suppliers see discrimination.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Dec 2019, at 13:57

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Economy minister: A gas crisis may come after the New Year

Slovakia will probably have to use all measures possible to secure supplies.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Dec 2019, at 12:55

Gas storage facility in Gajary.

Slovak households will pay higher energy bills next year

Find out how much more the households will pay for electricity and gas.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Dec 2019, at 13:47

UPDATED November 4, 2019 at 21:00

Eusteram continues to work on Eastring pipeline

Slovak pipeline operator expects the importance of this bi-directional interconnection to grow over time.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Nov 2019, at 22:17

Gas transmitter Eustream

The completion of Mochovce: double the budget and numerous delays

After numerous delays, the third block in Mochovce is expected to be put into operation during the upcoming winter, and the fourth one a year later.Marek Poracký12. Jul 2019, at 11:20

The third and fourth nuclear blocks in Mochovce.

Luxembourg's court will look into energy prices in Slovakia

The government changed the law on energy in 2017, making Slovakia's regulatory body less independent.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2019, at 13:36

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

International experts to check the completion of the Mochovce plant

They were invited by the energy generator, Slovenské Elektrárne.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2019, at 22:47

The nuclear power station in Mochovce

Energy legislation underwent the biggest change in 10 years

The revision leads to more market-oriented support for green energyJana Liptáková, 27. May 2019, at 15:00

Laws passed in 2018 should serve as a new framework for green energy support.

Trump and Šefčovič have opened a new LNG export terminal

Slovakia is to import US gas only if it is cheaper than Russian gas.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2019, at 13:42

Maroš Šefčovič (left) and Donald Trump (right).

Austrian Chancellor Kurz demands that the nuclear reactor in Mochovce not be launched

The construction of the nuclear plant in Mochovce is our autonomous right, Slovak PM Pellegrini responded.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2019, at 13:21

Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz (left) meeting with Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini (right).

Italian arrested at Bratislava airport due to fraud worth millions

The case is linked to Slovakia’s dominant energy generator, Slovenské Elektrárne.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2019, at 22:44

Bratislava airport
UPDATED: 10. Apr 2019, at 15:33

Austrians protest against the completion of Mochovce again

But both the operator of the nuclear power plant and the Slovak regulator consider it scaremongering.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Apr 2019, at 13:12

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Slovak Nafta completes the acquisition of gas storage tanks in Germany

Nafta is a key natural gas storage company in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2019, at 21:26

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Energy prices will go up next year

This is due to the current price development on the global markets.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Dec 2018, at 22:22

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State changes the law to protect its gas utility

But the draft law might be problematic in relation to the constitution.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Nov 2018, at 13:35

Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel company

Parliament passes major amendment to green energy support legislation

The state will no longer automatically pay a lump-sum premium for renewable energy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2018, at 23:15

One of few wind turbines in Slovakia,

V4 presidents: Nord Stream II is a threat to Europe

Presidents of the Visegrad Group countries discussed, among other things, the rise of xenophobia, extremism and nationalism in Europe.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2018, at 15:07

Presidents of V4 countries, L-R: Polish President Andrzej Duda, Hungarian President János Áder, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, and Czech President Miloš Zeman at a summit, October 11-12, 2018.

Slovenské Elektrárne power producer in the red

The reasons for this development are several, both domestic and foreign.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2018, at 13:34

Mochovce nuclear power plant