Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftáčnik (independent, with Smer support) will pay back thousands of euros after city councillors decided September 12 that his board position for an insurance company was a conflict of interest.
His board role Komunálna Poisťovňa insurance company, the SITA newswire wrote, is a conflict of interest while acting as mayor. The only exception to such rules can be membership or positions in a company in which the city has a share. Komunálna poisťovňa a.s. is owned by the Vienna Insurance Group. After the case was publicised in June, Ftáčnik left the post and promised to return the €10,000 he earned.
Ftáčnik accepted the city council decision and said he would not appeal. He will pay a fine of more than €27,000. Ftáčnik stressed, as quoted by the TASR newswire, that under his remit, Bratislava signed no contract with Komunálna poisťovňa.
(Source: SITA, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Sep 2013 at 14:00