Slovak financial police and tax authorities are going to check the legality of the creation of Slovakian company Gazprom SRO, registered a week ago at an address of a shopping centre in the centre of Bratislava with the capital of €500 million.
Slovak Interior Minister Daniel Lipsic told local press that “Charges have already been made, but I cannot say who pressed them yet,” . The minister also refused to clarify what the charges were.
At the same time Slovakian tax authorities are checking the company because of it excessive capital, considering that only €5,000 are required to register a company. Slovakian government also stressed that the company does not hold a license for the sale of gas.
Russian Gazprom has repeatedly denied any connection to Gazprom SRO and is not issuing any further comments.