Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger has warned that a massive rise in electricity prices could lead to the collapse of the country's economy.
Heger said in an interview with the British Financial Times newspaper today: "Brussels must give Slovakia 5 billion euros in aid from unused regional funds to reduce energy bills for companies, otherwise Slovak companies will be closed, and the entire economy in the country could be destroyed."
Heiger expressed his concern about the growing inflation in the country, which occurs against the background of the high cost of energy raw materials in global markets.
The Slovak Prime Minister announced last June that the Slovak authorities are seeking to negotiate with electricity companies on setting prices for the years 2023 and 2024 in order to set guaranteed tariffs for the population for this period.
European countries generally suffer from inflation and a rise in energy prices as a result of the sanctions they imposed on Russia under the pretext of its own military operation to protect Donbass, but these sanctions have negatively affected these countries.
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