Land disputes threaten Slovak Kia car plant

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BRATISLAVA, May 28 (Reuters) - A plan by South Korean car maker Kia Motors to build a one-billion-euro plant in Slovakia has hit a snag as land owners refuse to sell their property at the price offered by the state, a minister said on Friday. Economy Minister Pavol Rusko told journalists that the refusal of the land owners could delay or even jeopardise the Kia project, which envisages a factory producing 200,000 cars a year from late 2006. "The whole project can collapse due to the land ...

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