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1. The world is discussing the rise in food prices in Rome [informácia]
(04.06.2008; Pravda; p. 17; FT, mq)

2. Increase of prices is in the hands of Gazprom [informácia]
(05.06.2008; Sme; p. 6; Uhrin Dušan)

3. HEAT PRODUCERS ARE PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN HEAT PRICES BY ABOUT 20% [informácia]
(06.06.2008; Radio station Slovensko; Rádiožurnál; 18.00; 2 min.; NAGYOVÁ Linda)

 

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1. The world is discussing the rise in food prices in Rome /Svet v Ríme debatuje o raste cien potravín/

(04.06.2008; Pravda; p. 17; FT, mq)

World leaders have met in Rome at the UN summit focused on food safety and the crisis in food prices. The prices of basic foodstuffs have risen dramatically over the past few months. Some of them have even reached their highest level in the past 30 years in terms of their real value. In order to meet the increasing demand without problems, the global food production must increase by about 50% by 2030. Subsidising the production of biofuels was also the subject of criticism. It is especially the largest producers of fuels, such as Brazil, the United States, but also the European Union, who will have to defend their stand. Rich countries spend twelve billion dollars a year on subsidizing biofuels. However, they claim that the rise in food prices is influenced by the price of oil and fertilisers, climatic changes, and the increase in food consumption. In the opinion of the U.S.A., biofuels have contributed to the rise in food prices only by three percent. In contrast, other countries claim that biofuels are to be blamed for the current high food prices to the extent of 30 to 60 percent. Until now, the European Union has also been defending biofuel subsidies and the targeted amounts of their production. However, France and Germany have already stated they might revaluate their position.

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2. Increase of prices is in the hands of Gazprom /Zdražovanie je v rukách Gazpromu/

(05.06.2008; Sme; p. 6; Uhrin Dušan)

According to the spokeswoman for Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP), Dana Kršáková, it will not be possible to maintain the gas price at the same level all the way until the end of the year. This is due to the increase in the prices of oil and oil products. Prices of oil and gas are interconnected, as long as the price of oil is rising, people are trying to find a cheaper source of energy and are buying gas more. As a result of the rising demand the gas price increases. In Europe, gas, in contrast with oil, is not traded at the commodity markets. It is bought from suppliers at prices stipulated in long-term contracts. One of the reasons for the increase in the prices of gas and oil is also the depreciating dollar, which is the currency in which SPP buys gas from Russia. The impact has been partially alleviated here by the strengthening exchange rate of the Slovak crown. However, the prices have not gone up primarily because of the weak dollar but because of the imbalance of demand and supply. SPP has not yet announced when and by how much the gas price should go up. According to the spokesman for the Office for Regulation of Network Industries, Miroslav Lupták, they have not yet received any proposal for the increase in prices. Gas is supplied to Slovakia almost exclusively by the Russian gas company Gazprom which decides on the price and chooses suppliers.

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3. HEAT PRODUCERS ARE PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN HEAT PRICES BY ABOUT 20% /VÝROBCOVIA TEPLA NAVRHUJÚ ZVÝŠIŤ CENY TEPLA ASI O 20 PERCENT/

(06.06.2008; Radio station Slovensko; Rádiožurnál; 18.00; 2 min.; NAGYOVÁ Linda)

Heat producers are proposing an increase in heat prices of about 20% in the second half of the year. The reason is the incessant increasing of the price of fossil fuels on the global markets which is causing the gas prices to rise. Gas accounts for up to 70% of the price of heat. As confirmed by Marek HARGAŠ of the Slovak Association of Heat Producers, the price proposals pertain only to the increase of the gas component of the heat price. Heat producers are also negotiating about the price of gas with Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (Slovak gas industry), according to which the development of market factors indicates that an adjustment in prices is unavoidable. The Association of Heat Producers assumes that prices will go up in autumn of this year. As to whether the heat will really go up will be decided on by the Office for Regulation of Network Industries within 60 days. A proposal for changing the price of heat was already submitted by about one-tenth of the 400 heat producers.

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