Support for poor families disputed Jahnátka and Richter

The head of the regulatory office, Ľubomír Jahnátek, has still not given up on tackling energy poverty. He presented his concept last spring. For now, it seems, everything is standing and falling on a dispute with the Minister of Labor, Ján Richter. This is because the tasks assigned to his department by the regulator are not lacking.

Other discrepancies have already been resolved. All that remains is a dispute with the ministry work. However, the draft concept did not spare the Ministry of Economy or energetics. 147 comments were received, more than half of them essential.

“The interdepartmental comment procedure was closed, all comments the Office analyzed, evaluated and eliminated relevant discrepancies in the material. However, negotiations with the Ministry of Labor are continuing, “he told the daily True spokesman of the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (ÚRSO) Radoslav Igaz. According to him, the head of the regulatory authority has already “sent a letter with a request to further negotiations “.

The stumbling block is the introduction of an energy allowance of 10 to 30 euros monthly. He is to be in charge of Richter’s department, despite the contribution for housing. According to the regulator’s calculations, the state coffers should be roughly at EUR 7.8 million per year.

The Minister of Labor Jahnátkov’s proposal so upset that despite his comment the resort requested its deletion. “We consider it necessary for the submitter dealt with the price of the energy concerned as one of the main causes energy poverty, “the Ministry of Labor argued in a commentary proceedings.

Negotiations with the regulatory authority were also confirmed for the daily Pravda by a spokeswoman Ministry of Labor Barbora Petrová. She also advised us to contact ÚRSO “with the question of how they dealt with our comments”.

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To the government until it is resolved

As early as the beginning of December last year, the head of the regulatory authority claimed that that he will also present the concept with contradictions. However, he seems to have included a reversal. The regulator plans to submit the concept “as soon as possible, ie after elimination of all discrepancies “, Igaz explained. Everything is worth and falls on the willingness of the ministries themselves. “It is true that ÚRSO has no necessary competencies or legislative initiative and nowhere in the world the national regulator does not address this issue as a matter of priority, “ said Igaz.

The question is whether, without resolving the conflict, the concept would have at all hope for approval. It threatens to end up like the one from Jahnátek’s time predecessor Jozef Holjenčík, who lost his chair due to the circuit breaker affair early 2017. At that time, the Office had to propose an energy solution poverty after sharp criticism download.

Do we need a concept?

In Slovakia, about five percent does not heat up for a small family budget people. This was shown by previous data from Eurostat. Although it doesn’t seem like much, it is about every twentieth inhabitant of Slovakia. Number of people in cold homes it reached its peak in 2012. Then it started decline, but in 2018 there was a turnaround. He questioned the rise in energy prices your tax. It can thus be expected that the data for last or this year will decline they will not.

This does not look any more optimistic when looking at Union-wide data. As many as seven percent of people in EU countries cannot afford it properly heat your home. According to them, the proportion of vulnerable people in recent has been declining for seven years. The number of people in financial distress peaked in the year 2012, when almost one in ten Europeans did not have heating.

The worst are the inhabitants of Bulgaria, where he has more problems than a third of people. Only a little better – with 28 percent – is on it Lithuania. About a fifth of the population suffers from winter in Greece, Cyprus and in Portugal. On the contrary, they are best in neighboring Austria, Finland, in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden. Winter here for lack only about two percent of the local population suffers from finances.

The head of the regulatory office, Ľubomír Jahnátek, has still not given up on tackling energy poverty. He presented his concept last spring. For now, it seems, everything is standing and falling on a dispute with the Minister of Labor, Ján Richter. This is because the tasks assigned to his department by the regulator are not lacking.

Other discrepancies have already been resolved. Only the dispute with the ministry remains work. However, the draft concept did not spare the Ministry of Economy or energetics. 147 comments were received, more than half of them essential.

“The interdepartmental comment procedure was closed, all comments the Office analyzed, evaluated and eliminated relevant discrepancies in the material. However, negotiations with the Ministry of Labor are continuing, “he told the daily True spokesman of the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (ÚRSO) Radoslav Igaz. According to him, the head of the regulatory authority has already “sent a letter with a request to further negotiations “.

The stumbling block is the introduction of an energy allowance of 10 to 30 euros monthly. He is to be in charge of Richter’s department, despite the contribution for housing. According to the regulator’s calculations, the state coffers should be roughly at EUR 7.8 million per year.

The Minister of Labor Jahnátkov’s proposal so upset that despite his comment resort requested its deletion. “We consider it necessary for the submitter dealt with the price of the energy concerned as one of the main causes energy poverty, “the Ministry of Labor argued in a commentary proceedings.

Negotiations with the regulatory authority were also confirmed for the daily Pravda by a spokeswoman Ministry of Labor Barbora Petrová. She also advised us to contact ÚRSO “with the question of how they dealt with our comments”.

(Click on the image enlarge, open in a new window)

To the government until it is resolved

As early as the beginning of December last year, the head of the regulatory authority claimed that that he will also present the concept with contradictions. However, he seems to have included a reversal. The regulator plans to submit the concept “as soon as possible, ie after elimination of all discrepancies “, Igaz explained. Everything is worth and falls on the willingness of the ministries themselves. “It is true that ÚRSO has no necessary competencies or legislative initiative and nowhere in the world the national regulator does not address this issue as a matter of priority, “ said Igaz.

The question is whether, without resolving the conflict, the concept would have at all hope for approval. It threatens to end up like the one from Jahnátek’s time predecessor Jozef Holjenčík, who lost his chair due to the circuit breaker affair at the beginning of 2017. At that time, the Office had to propose an energy solution poverty after sharp criticism download.

Do we need a concept?

In Slovakia, about five percent does not heat up for a small family budget people. This was shown by previous data from Eurostat. Although it doesn’t seem like much, it is about every twentieth inhabitant of Slovakia. Number of people in cold homes it reached its peak in 2012. Then it started decline, but in 2018 there was a turnaround. He questioned the rise in energy prices your tax. It can thus be expected that the data for last or this year will decline they will not.

This does not look any more optimistic when looking at Union-wide data. As many as seven percent of people in EU countries cannot afford it properly heat your home. According to them, the proportion of vulnerable people in recent has been declining for seven years. The number of people in financial distress peaked in the year 2012, when almost one in ten Europeans did not have heating.

The worst are the inhabitants of Bulgaria, where he has more problems than a third of people. Only a little better – with 28 percent – is on it Lithuania. About a fifth of the population suffers from winter in Greece, Cyprus and in Portugal. On the contrary, they are best in neighboring Austria, Finland, in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden. Winter here for lack only about two percent of the local population suffers from finances.

The head of the regulatory office, Ľubomír Jahnátek, has still not given up on tackling energy poverty. He presented his concept last spring. For now, it seems, everything is standing and falling on a dispute with the Minister of Labor, Ján Richter. This is because the tasks assigned to his department by the regulator are not lacking.

Other discrepancies have already been resolved. All that remains is a dispute with the ministry work. However, the draft concept did not spare the Ministry of Economy or energetics. 147 comments were received, more than half of them essential.

“The interdepartmental comment procedure was closed, all comments the Office analyzed, evaluated and eliminated relevant discrepancies in the material. However, negotiations with the Ministry of Labor are continuing, “he told the daily True spokesman of the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (ÚRSO) Radoslav Igaz. According to him, the head of the regulatory authority has already “sent a letter with a request to further negotiations “.

The stumbling block is the introduction of an energy allowance of 10 to 30 euros monthly. He is to be in charge of Richter’s department, despite the contribution for housing. According to the regulator’s calculations, the state coffers should be roughly at EUR 7.8 million per year.

The Minister of Labor Jahnátkov’s proposal so upset that despite his comment the resort requested its deletion. “We consider it necessary for the submitter dealt with the price of the energy concerned as one of the main causes energy poverty, “the Ministry of Labor argued in a commentary proceedings.

Negotiations with the regulatory authority were also confirmed for the daily Pravda by a spokeswoman Ministry of Labor Barbora Petrová. She also advised us to contact ÚRSO “with the question of how they dealt with our comments”.

(Click on the image enlarge, open in a new window)

To the government until it is resolved

As early as the beginning of December last year, the head of the regulatory authority claimed that that he will also present the concept with contradictions. However, he seems to have included a reversal. The regulator plans to submit the concept “as soon as possible, ie after elimination of all discrepancies “, Igaz explained. Everything is worth and falls on the willingness of the ministries themselves. “It is true that ÚRSO has no necessary competencies or legislative initiative and nowhere in the world the national regulator does not address this issue as a matter of priority, “ said Igaz.

The question is whether, without resolving the conflict, the concept would have at all hope for approval. It threatens to end up like the one from Jahnátek’s time predecessor Jozef Holjenčík, who lost his chair due to the circuit breaker affair early 2017. At that time, the Office had to propose an energy solution poverty after sharp criticism download.

Do we need a concept?

In Slovakia, about five percent does not heat up for a small family budget people. This was shown by previous data from Eurostat. Although it doesn’t seem like much, it is about every twentieth inhabitant of Slovakia. Number of people in cold homes it reached its peak in 2012. Then it started decline, but in 2018 there was a turnaround. He questioned the rise in energy prices your tax. It can thus be expected that the data for last or this year will decline they will not.

This does not look any more optimistic when looking at Union-wide data. As many as seven percent of people in EU countries cannot afford it properly heat your home. According to them, the proportion of vulnerable people in recent has been declining for seven years. The number of people in financial distress peaked in the year 2012, when almost one in ten Europeans did not have heating.

The worst are the inhabitants of Bulgaria, where he has more problems than a third of people. Only a little better – with 28 percent – is on it Lithuania. About a fifth of the population suffers from winter in Greece, Cyprus and in Portugal. On the contrary, they are best in neighboring Austria, Finland, in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden. Winter here for lack only about two percent of the local population suffers from finances.

The head of the regulatory office, Ľubomír Jahnátek, has still not given up on tackling energy poverty. He presented his concept last spring. For now, it seems, everything is standing and falling on a dispute with the Minister of Labor, Ján Richter. This is because the tasks assigned to his department by the regulator are not lacking.

Other discrepancies have already been resolved. Only the dispute with the ministry remains work. However, the draft concept did not spare the Ministry of Economy or energetics. 147 comments were received, more than half of them essential.

“The interdepartmental comment procedure was closed, all comments the Office analyzed, evaluated and eliminated relevant discrepancies in the material. However, negotiations with the Ministry of Labor are continuing, “he told the daily True spokesman of the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (ÚRSO) Radoslav Igaz. According to him, the head of the regulatory authority has already “sent a letter with a request to further negotiations “.

The stumbling block is the introduction of an energy allowance of 10 to 30 euros monthly. He is to be in charge of Richter’s department, despite the contribution for housing. According to the regulator’s calculations, the state coffers should be roughly at EUR 7.8 million per year.

The Minister of Labor Jahnátkov’s proposal so upset that despite his comment resort requested its deletion. “We consider it necessary for the submitter dealt with the price of the energy concerned as one of the main causes energy poverty, “the Ministry of Labor argued in a commentary proceedings.

Negotiations with the regulatory authority were also confirmed for the daily Pravda by a spokeswoman Ministry of Labor Barbora Petrová. She also advised us to contact ÚRSO “with the question of how they dealt with our comments”.

(Click on the image enlarge, open in a new window)

To the government until it is resolved

As early as the beginning of December last year, the head of the regulatory authority claimed that that he will also present the concept with contradictions. However, he seems to have included a reversal. The regulator plans to submit the concept “as soon as possible, ie after elimination of all discrepancies “, Igaz explained. Everything is worth and falls on the willingness of the ministries themselves. “It is true that ÚRSO has no necessary competencies or legislative initiative and nowhere in the world the national regulator does not address this issue as a matter of priority, “ said Igaz.

The question is whether, without resolving the conflict, the concept would have at all hope for approval. It threatens to end up like the one from Jahnátek’s time predecessor Jozef Holjenčík, who lost his chair due to the circuit breaker affair at the beginning of 2017. At that time, the Office had to propose an energy solution poverty after sharp criticism download.

Do we need a concept?

In Slovakia, about five percent does not heat up for a small family budget people. This was shown by previous data from Eurostat. Although it doesn’t seem like much, it is about every twentieth inhabitant of Slovakia. Number of people in cold homes it reached its peak in 2012. Then it started decline, but in 2018 there was a turnaround. He questioned the rise in energy prices your tax. It can thus be expected that the data for last or this year will decline they will not.

This does not look any more optimistic when looking at Union-wide data. As many as seven percent of people in EU countries cannot afford it properly heat your home. According to them, the proportion of vulnerable people in recent has been declining for seven years. The number of people in financial distress peaked in the year 2012, when almost one in ten Europeans did not have heating.

The worst are the inhabitants of Bulgaria, where he has more problems than a third of people. Only a little better – with 28 percent – is on it Lithuania. About a fifth of the population suffers from winter in Greece, Cyprus and in Portugal. On the contrary, they are best in neighboring Austria, Finland, in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden. Winter here for lack only about two percent of the local population suffers from finances.