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  1. USA strangles Europe under the cover of Ukrainian crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Pravda

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn said that "a new era has started when the United States not only interferes but takes an active part in internal politics in central European countries". According to the Hungarian Prime Minister, this was "due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the free trade talks under way between the European Union and the U.S.".


  2. Lafarge-Holcim merger won't affect Meldrum Bay quarry operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Manitoulin Expositor

    While Lafarge and Swiss based Holcim Ltd. are getting close to a final merger, the deal is not expected to have much effect on operations in Canada and locally in Meldrum Bay. "Basically there will probably not be much of a change, but a name change will take place," stated Lafarge Union Steward Kevin Bailey in an interview with the Recorder last week.


  3. SE asks state for permission to publish Gabcikovo documentsRead the original story

    Tuesday | Slovak Spectator

    SLOVAKIA's largest electricity company, Slovenske Elektrarne has asked the state for permission to publish all the relevant documents concerning the operation of the Gabcikovo hydroelectric power plant, as announced on SE's website on December 22. "The Slovak public has the right to know the truth," SE wrote, as quoted by the TASR newswire. "Protocols from sessions, the three contracts, correspondence and auditor reports should all be made public," The request came on the heels of December 16 police raid on Enel's headquarters in Bratislava.


  4. ScandalsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | Slovak Spectator

    Scandals pertaining to the health care sector did not end with the dubious deal surrounding the dubious purchase of CT device. The Sme daily and Transparency International Slovensko reviewed contracts of four large state hospitals in Trencin, Banska Bystrica, Trnava and Poprad and found that they will pay external caterers nearly 81 million including VAT over the course of 10 years. 1 comment

  5. November: The year in businessRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | Slovak Spectator

    Slovak banks pass stress tests. Slovakia's three biggest banks - SlovenskA SporiteA3 4ASa, VAsB and Tatra Banka passed the European Central Bank's financial health tests and will not need to raise additional capital.


  6. SWAN blames cellcos for delay in nationwide LTE launchRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Domestic news source reports that the operator has so far failed to agree national roaming terms with incumbent cellcos Orange, Slovak Telekom and O2, despite the fact that the trio are obliged to provide roaming on their networks once claims to have met this coverage obligation, saying it now covers selected locations of Bratislava, Trnava, Zilina, Banska Bystrica, Kosice Nitra, Presov, Banovce nad Bebravou, Dunajska Streda, Hlohovec and Pezinok with its own was announced as the winner of Slovakia's fourth mobile concession in January 2014, paying EUR6.60 million for its 2A-15MHz technology-neutral 4G licence in the 1800MHz band.


  7. State increases pressure on SERead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Slovak Spectator

    THE TENSIONS between the state and the dominant power producer Slovenske Elektrarne are escalating with a police search on December 16 at SE headquarters in Bratislava and a new criminal complaint for an alleged fraud in running Gabcikovo hydroelectric power plant. These developments came in the wake of lengthy negotiations that saw the state agree to an increased budget for completion of the second two blocks of the Mochovce nuclear power station to 4.6 billion on November 21 and the unilateral termination of SE's lease contract Gabcikovo on December 4. All these events could complicate attempts by the Italian energy group Enel to sell its majority stake of 66 percent in SE.


  8. Enel's Slovak Unit Raided by Police for Second Time in 5 MonthsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Bloomberg

    Slovak police raided the offices of Enel SpA's local unit for the second time in five months, searching for documents related to the country's sale of its largest power generator to the Italian utility. Police yesterday searched the office of Slovenske Elektrarne AS, seizing additional documents after a similar raid in July, Enel's spokesman, who asked not to be named because of company policy, said by e-mail.


  9. Police made a raid in the Enel energy company, connected with GabcikovoRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Slovak Spectator

    The situation surrounding the Gabcikovo hydropower plant and the rental contract between the Slovenske Elektrarne, SE, energy company and the Slovak state, recently terminated by the Slovak government, is getting even more complicated. On December 16, Tuesday, police made a raid on Enel's headquarters in Bratislava.


  10. Lafarge-Holcim merger cleared by EU subject to asset-salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Globe and Mail

    Snow-covered mountains stand in the distance beyond silos at a cement depot, operated by Holcim Ltd., in Oberdorf, Switzerland, on Monday, April 7, 2014. Snow-covered mountains stand in the distance beyond silos at a cement depot, operated by Holcim Ltd., in Oberdorf, Switzerland, on Monday, April 7, 2014.


  11. EU approves Lafarge-Holcim merger to form cement titanRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | West Australian

    EU anti-trust regulators on Monday gave the green light for the merger of French giant Lafarge with Swiss rival Holcim to form the world's biggest cement group. "Acquisition of Lafarge by Holcim is subject to conditions.


  12. Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Lafarge by Holcim, subject to conditionsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | PressReleasePoint

    The European Commission has found the proposed acquisition of Lafarge of France by Holcim of Switzerland to be in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are active worldwide in the manufacture and supply of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and other construction materials.


  13. UPDATE 1-Holcim, Lafarge secure EU approval for cement mergerRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Reuters

    European Union antitrust regulators on Monday approved the proposed merger of France's Lafarge and Swiss peer Holcim to create the world's biggest cement maker after they promised to sell a swathe of overlapping assets. The European Commission said the asset sales would allay concerns that the deal may reduce competition and lead to price increases.


  14. Slovakia will return citizenshipsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Slovak Spectator

    NEXT year the Interior Ministry will return Slovak citizenship to people who lost it by adopting the citizenship of a different country - a move related to their permanent residence in the given country, TASR learned on December 14. People would have to approach the Interior Ministry with their request for Slovak citizenship and the ministry will assess it. If the condition of having permanent residence in a foreign country will be fulfilled, people should get their Slovak citizenship back.


  15. Fico: the government does not fear legal actions over GabcikovoRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Slovak Spectator

    THE SLOVAK Government is not afraid of possible court proceedings or arbitration for the termination of the contract with electricity utility Slovenske Elektrarne on operating the Gabcikovo hydroelectric power plant , Prime Minister Robert Fico stated on public service RTVS talk show, on December 13. Fico stated at a press conference on December 4 that Slovakia has terminated the contract on the rental of the VEG to the SE, accusing SE of violating of the contract.


  16. Slovanet takes over minor cablecoRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Slovakian fibre, cable and wireless broadband network operator Slovanet has acquired the minor cable TV provider PO-MA, which has infrastructure covering around 2,000 homes in the town of Banska Stiavnica. The new owner says it intends to upgrade PO-MA's networks to fibre technology to enable it to offer a package of voice, data and video services.


  17. Names given most to newborns in 2014 are Adam and EmaRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Slovak Spectator

    THE MOST frequently chosen names for newborns in Slovakia were Adam and Ema in Slovakia in 2014. This stems from a poll organised by the Najmama website, focused on children and maternity.


  18. Mobile payment breakthrough comingRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Slovak Spectator

    IN RECENT years, banks and mobile operators have brought lots of new technologies and improvements for contactless mobile payments. Although these kinds of payments still account for just a small portion of all payments, more options and increased usage are expected in the coming year.


  19. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Daily Star

    It's also home to Buda Castle, the historical Fisherman's Bastion outlook post - now a restaurant and bar area - and the vast Gellert-Hegy park, which rises 770ft above the city, offering majestic views. Pest is really where it's happening, though.


  20. Termination of Gabcikovo lease may still see money flow to SERead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Slovak Spectator

    The government recently terminated the lease contract for the hydropower plant Gabcikovo with the Slovenske Elektrarne company, but now the Sme daily suggests that this termination may actually be a good thing for SE. On December 11, Prime Minister Robert Fico maintained that before taking over the plant the Slovak government had notified SE and its Italian owner Enel that they had failed to stick to their contractual obligations.