The F.A. Hayek Foundation has become the target of what it calls a 'purpose-built campaign' designed to libel the organisation, the TASR newswire was informed by F.A. Hayek Foundation President Ján Oravec on Monday, September 20.
Oravec was reacting to articles that recently appeared in the media recently alleging a possible conflict of interest involving Economy Ministry state secretary Martin Chren (Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS)) and his counterpart at the transport ministry Ivan Švejna (Most-Híd) in connection with the company called Hayek Consulting receiving state contracts. Both of them in the past worked for and co-owned Hayek Consulting, a company under F.A. Hayek Foundation.
Oravec said the media coverage and the ‘purpose-built campaign’ have significantly impaired its good name and that is why the foundation's executives have decided to take legal action.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Sep 2010 at 10:00