The media has been criticising Health Minister Ivan Valentovič’s decision to promote the state-run health insurance company Všeobecná Zdravotná Poisťovna. Pavel Nechala from Transparency International claims that Valentovič’s actions contradict the law on conflict of interests. He cannot legally endorse any product.
He will probably have to explain his behaviour to the Parliamentary Conflict-of-Interest Committee. The Health Ministry's spokesperson Silvia Balázsiková confirmed that the minister knew that he provided an interview promoting a health insurer.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. Apr 2007 at 11:18