Tusk wants to privatize PKP Cargo, which is the second largest railway cargo operator in EU, for EUR 400 million. The potential buyers are DB Schenker and Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi. Please comment. Thank you.
Good good. It's been the cards for a while, and previous Governments have also been involved in the process (PiS, SLD) - so there should be no problem there.
The only important thing is to make sure that there are no barriers to other companies running freight operations in Poland, too. It should certainly not be the case that whoever buys PKP Cargo also buys a monopoly.
(incidentally, I see you're supporting Tusk in the election tomorrow, otherwise you wouldn't be posting such things)
The price is ridiculous , and the goverment should hold on to its assets, at least to subsidize the passenger side of things.
Why? What does the country need a rail freight operator for, with all the liabilities that come with it?
As for the passenger side of things - PKP Intercity is potentially very profitable, if only they were allowed to get rid of half of the trains. Placing a lot of the TLK connections with PKP Intercity was an exceptionally stupid idea - let Przewozy Regionalne die, the provinces will run their own services (KM, KW, KD, etc) and everyone will be happy.
(except, of course, those who view 700km journeys for 12.50 euro as a "human right")
they will sell everything - and it still won't save us from ending up like Greece - corrupt governments are like that (if someone says it was not corruption that drowned Greece just tell him to knock himself on the head a couple of times)
Actually, one big problem that Greece has at the minute is that there's a huge amount of corruption within State owned companies - they simply don't want to be sold because they won't be able to line their own pockets anymore.
Ask yourself - what use is PKP Cargo to the government?