Social security provider gets new head

Former deputy chairman of the Democratic Party (DS) František Halmeš has been appointed the new boss of Slovakia's major social security provider the Sociálna Poisťovňa (SP), which administers billions of Slovak crowns intended for pension payments.

Halmeš who also served in Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic Coalition was the cabinet's candidate while trade unions and employers wanted to see Miloš Nemec in the post.

Labour Minister Ľudovít Kaník, who sacked previous SP boss Miroslav Knitl, is happy with the new director. Knitl was forced to leave his post due to complications surrounding a tender for the supply of an IT system for SP.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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