Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Former health minister to get top post

IVAN Valentovič, the former health minister, may become the next chairman of the supervisory board of the Health Care Supervisory Office (ÚDZS).

IVAN Valentovič, the former health minister, may become the next chairman of the supervisory board of the Health Care Supervisory Office (ÚDZS).

At its session on June 25, the cabinet agreed to dismiss former chairman Vojtech Lazar and other three members of the supervisory board. Ministers approved candidates for the top post as well as for two of the vacant board posts, the SITA newswire wrote. The new appointments must still receive the approval of parliament.

The recently-appointed health minister, Richard Raši, told SITA that preparations to overhaul the board had been underway for months and that the process had already begun during the ministerial term of Valentovič.

“Two of the original members of the board are directors of private health facilities, something I personally regard as a moral conflict,” said Raši, explaining the changes to the composition of the supervisory board. Moreover, he said, two members only infrequently attended board meetings.

The ÚDZS board members ousted on June 25 are Marián Petko, Daniel Végh and Peter Horváth. Peter Janko and Jozef Molitor are proposed as their successors.

The third vacancy will be filled later. As a result, Milan Považan, the board’s deputy chairman, is the only one of the five-member supervisory board to retain his post.

Ex-minister Valentovič resigned from his ministerial post on June 3, citing personal reasons. He was replaced by Richard Raši.

Top stories

Governmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK

The Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.

Young researchers, IT experts and medical staffers are needed in Slovakia, illustrative stock photo.

EU lawyers claiming the Russian annexation of Crimea as legal is a hoax

One lawyer does not mean all EU lawyers; immigrants attacking a shepherd dog and HAARP causing hurricanes in the US are hoaxes, too.

Hoax on immigrants attackign two German shepdherds and ebing bitten yb them

Co-founder and co-owner of Sme daily dies

A major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague on October 15. He was exceptional for his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all.

Peter Vajda

Germans in Slovakia preserve their culture

The German minority is aging, and despite efforts, not many young descendants affiliate themselves with their origins.

Hauerlandfest is one of the bigger regional events.