The parties revealed whether they want to buy or privatize strategic companies

Some political parties would get the privatized energy companies back into the hands of the state if they participated in the new council government.

The privatization of energy companies was a wrong step

Acquisition of previously sold shares of energy companies advised by SMER-SD, ĽS Naše Slovensko and SNS. The SME Family movement would like to back buy sold shares of Západoslovenská energetika, Východoslovenská Energy and Central Slovakia Energy. On the contrary, the privatization of some shares of energy companies would not be hindered by strategic investors liberals from SaS.

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Boris Kollár Author: Ľuboš Pilc, Truth

Privatization of energy companies during right-wing governments when in them the state lost managerial control was, according to SMER-SD, erroneous and disadvantageous step. “It simply came to our notice then decisions to reverse and use the opportunity to regain control to had a direct impact on, for example, energy security, strategic development or costs for vulnerable customers, ”he stressed for SITA The head of the press department of the SMER-SD party, Ján Mažgút, said that he was good an example is the return of the Slovak gas industry to full state control.

The state is not a guarantee

According to the OĽaNO movement, the sale of strategic assets has not yet proved successful investors, nor the repurchase of shares in the hands of the state. “Nowadays in particular, the state needs to apply its controls consistently rights in enterprises. We are talking about a more consistent performance of the shareholder, “he said for SITA Eduard Heger from the OĽaNO movement.

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Leader OĽaNO Igor Matovič (right) and Shadow Minister of Finance and Economy Eduard Heger during a press release briefing before the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic. Autor: SITA / AP, Jana Birošová

ĽS Naše Slovensko has a share in the issue of share repurchases energy companies into the hands of the state clearly. “We are in favor of obtaining these companies back into the hands of the state, “stressed the party’s deputy chairman Martin Beluský.

According to the Za Ľudí party, the energy sector is a suitable platform for PPP project (Public-Private Partnership). “The state’s involvement in this business is its rational justification – to protect the public interest. On the second the state is neither a promise nor a guarantee of effective management of the company and so-called “low energy prices”, “a member told SITA of the party chairman For People Marek Antal. According to him, the state can to keep shares in companies that are natural in nature monopoly. “But it must not lose its managerial influence and effective control as we see it today, because it is the principal responsibility of the state for fulfilling the public interest, “added Antal.

Major mistakes have been made in privatization

The PS / Together coalition is in favor of maintaining a decisive state share in energy companies that are natural in nature monopolies. The coalition does not plan to privatize state actions in energy companies, but also their massive repurchases. “In companies that operate in a competitive market, and where the state ownership has not proved, we will consider the process and scope of privatization of state shares. We will create a tool that will allow the state to intervene in change ownership in strategic enterprises, even if the state does not have them decisive share, “said a coalition expert to SITA energy Karel Hirman.

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President of the Progressive Movement Slovakia Michal Truban Author: SITA (Brano Bibel)

In the privatization of energy companies, according to the SME Family movement made several mistakes. “The biggest mistake was the legislative environment in Slovakia it was very miserable at that time. Assuming privatization solve all the problems in energy was very wrong, “added the expert movement for energy Michal Janíček. The movement is of the opinion that energetically strategic and monopoly enterprises should remain state-owned. “The shares of ZSE, SSE and VSE should be sought by the state. Go on time should be found to appoint state representatives to these companies, who would work there not only on the board of directors or the supervisory board, but also in executive and management functions. From the level of a member of the Supervisory Board, or a member of the board of directors, it is not possible to manage the company, “he stated Janicek.

The decision-making powers of the state need to be strengthened

In energy companies operating on the free market, the state according to SaS liberals, it simply has nothing to do. The best example is according to them, 100% nationalization of the Slovak Gas Company, which, according to liberals, generates several million losses each year. “A similar example is Slovenské elektrárne, which, however, has all their assets established and therefore their privatization is possible to speak only after the successful introduction of the third and fourth Blocks of the Atomic Mochovce power plant, “said SaS vice-chairman and team leader for SITA for energy Karol Galek. As for the monopoly companies dedicated to with the distribution of electricity and gas, there is a current ownership ratio of acceptable to the State Party. “It is a condition for the future should be the strengthening of the decision – making and control powers of the state as majority owner, “added Galek.

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Richard Sulík, Chairman of SaS Author: Ivan Majerský, True

Nationalists from the CIS over the privatization of shares in energy companies do not even consider. On the contrary. “We are in favor of a gradual return repurchase of shares in Slovak energy companies, “he stressed for agency SITA Tibor Mikuš from CIS.

Privatization is not the topic of the day

According to the party, a good choice is the privatization of energy companies theme of the day. “Rather, it is necessary to deal with high electricity prices energy, analyze the relationship with the market structure in Slovakia and adopt measures to realize prices. At the same time, we need to take it very seriously reducing the energy intensity of production in Slovakia and impact analysis new technologies for the production and distribution of electricity, “she said for SITA agency Martina Šoltésová, spokeswoman for Good Choice.

The Most-Híd party is of the opinion that the state does not necessarily have to be bad farmers. According to them, everything depends on the quality of the managers who manage company. “The sale and purchase of shares takes place in everyday life and everyone has the ability to buy shares of those companies that it believes will be successful and profitable. At the same time natural monopolies, or even strategic ones businesses that have significant market shares in the defined market is needed to regulate so as not to abuse their position. If the state will managed by responsible politicians and quality managers, the state budget economically and reasonably balanced, there will be no need to “privatize” energy companies, “concluded party spokeswoman Klára Magdeme.

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Béla Bugár, chairman Most-Bridge Author: Ľuboš Pilc, Pravda, LUBOS-PILC

The SITA agency addressed the 11 strongest political parties on this topic parties according to other electoral preferences. KDH party even after urgency she did not send her answers.

Some political parties would get the privatized energy companies back into the hands of the state if they participated in the new council government.

The privatization of energy companies was a wrong step

Acquisition of previously sold shares of energy companies advised by SMER-SD, ĽS Naše Slovensko and SNS. The SME Family movement would like to back buy sold shares of Západoslovenská energetika, Východoslovenská Energy and Central Slovakia Energy. On the contrary, the privatization of some shares of energy companies would not be hindered by strategic investors liberals from SaS.

Boris Kollár

Boris Kollár Author: Ľuboš Pilc, Truth

Privatization of energy companies during right-wing governments when in them the state lost managerial control was, according to SMER-SD, erroneous and disadvantageous step. “It simply came to our notice then decisions to reverse and use the opportunity to regain control to had a direct impact on, for example, energy security, strategic development or costs for vulnerable customers, ”he stressed for SITA The head of the press department of the SMER-SD party, Ján Mažgút, said that he was good an example is the return of the Slovak gas industry to full state control.

The state is not a guarantee

According to the OĽaNO movement, the sale of strategic assets has not yet proved successful investors, nor the repurchase of shares in the hands of the state. “Nowadays in particular, the state needs to apply its controls consistently rights in enterprises. We are talking about a more consistent performance of the shareholder, “he said for SITA Eduard Heger from the OĽaNO movement.

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Leader OĽaNO Igor Matovič (right) and Shadow Minister of Finance and Economy Eduard Heger during a press release briefing before the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic. Autor: SITA / AP, Jana Birošová

ĽS Naše Slovensko has a share in the issue of share repurchases energy companies into the hands of the state clearly. “We are in favor of obtaining these companies back into the hands of the state, “stressed the party’s deputy chairman Martin Beluský.

According to the Za Ľudí party, the energy sector is a suitable platform for PPP project (Public-Private Partnership). “The state’s involvement in this business is its rational justification – to protect the public interest. On the second the state is neither a promise nor a guarantee of effective management of the company and so-called “low energy prices”, “a member told SITA of the party chairman For People Marek Antal. According to him, the state can to keep shares in companies that are natural in nature monopoly. “But it must not lose its managerial influence and effective control as we see it today, because it is the principal responsibility of the state for fulfilling the public interest, “added Antal.

Major mistakes have been made in privatization

The PS / Together coalition is in favor of maintaining a decisive state share in energy companies that are natural in nature monopolies. The coalition does not plan to privatize state actions in energy companies, but also their massive repurchases. “In companies that operate in a competitive market, and where the state ownership has not proved, we will consider the process and scope of privatization of state shares. We will create a tool that will allow the state to intervene in change ownership in strategic enterprises, even if the state does not have them decisive share, “said a coalition expert to SITA energy Karel Hirman.

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President of the Progressive Movement Slovakia Michal Truban Author: SITA (Brano Bibel)

In the privatization of energy companies, according to the SME Family movement made several mistakes. “The biggest mistake was the legislative environment in Slovakia it was very miserable at that time. Assuming privatization solve all the problems in energy was very wrong, “added the expert movement for energy Michal Janíček. The movement is of the opinion that energetically strategic and monopoly enterprises should remain state-owned. “The shares of ZSE, SSE and VSE should be sought by the state. Go on time should be found to appoint state representatives to these companies, who would work there not only on the board of directors or the supervisory board, but also in executive and management functions. From the level of a member of the Supervisory Board, or a member of the board of directors, it is not possible to manage the company, “he stated Janicek.

The decision-making powers of the state need to be strengthened

In energy companies operating on the free market, the state according to SaS liberals, it simply has nothing to do. The best example is according to them, 100% nationalization of the Slovak Gas Company, which, according to liberals, generates several million losses each year. “A similar example is Slovenské elektrárne, which, however, has all their assets established and therefore their privatization is possible to speak only after the successful introduction of the third and fourth Blocks of the Atomic Mochovce power plant, “said SaS vice-chairman and team leader for SITA for energy Karol Galek. As for the monopoly companies dedicated to with the distribution of electricity and gas, there is a current ownership ratio of acceptable to the State Party. “It is a condition for the future should be the strengthening of the decision – making and control powers of the state as majority owner, “added Galek.

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Richard Sulík, Chairman of SaS Author: Ivan Majerský, True

Nationalists from the CIS over the privatization of shares in energy companies do not even consider. On the contrary. “We are in favor of a gradual return repurchase of shares in Slovak energy companies, “he stressed for agency SITA Tibor Mikuš from CIS.

Privatization is not the topic of the day

According to the party, a good choice is the privatization of energy companies theme of the day. “Rather, it is necessary to deal with high electricity prices energy, analyze the relationship with the market structure in Slovakia and adopt measures to realize prices. At the same time, we need to take it very seriously reducing the energy intensity of production in Slovakia and impact analysis new technologies for the production and distribution of electricity, “she said for SITA agency Martina Šoltésová, spokeswoman for Good Choice.

The Most-Híd party is of the opinion that the state does not necessarily have to be bad farmers. According to them, everything depends on the quality of the managers who manage company. “The sale and purchase of shares takes place in everyday life and everyone has the ability to buy shares of those companies that it believes will be successful and profitable. At the same time natural monopolies, or even strategic ones businesses that have significant market shares in the defined market is needed to regulate so as not to abuse their position. If the state will managed by responsible politicians and quality managers, the state budget economically and reasonably balanced, there will be no need to “privatize” energy companies, “concluded party spokeswoman Klára Magdeme.

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Béla Bugár, chairman Most-Bridge Author: Ľuboš Pilc, Pravda, LUBOS-PILC

The SITA agency addressed the 11 strongest political parties on this topic parties according to other electoral preferences. KDH party even after urgency she did not send her answers.