Bulgaria PM Accepts Health Minister Resignation
Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov has accepted the resignation of Health Minister Bozhidar Nanev after he was charged over the ‘Tamiflu’ scandal on Tuesday.
Borisov said Wednesday that he had accepted Nanev’s resignation but added that he has not yet been dismissed from his post. He added that more materials regarding the case will be presented after the Easter Holidays.
“The only chance for our citizens and Europe to believe us is if we are uncompromising. I do not care from which party people come from as long as justice is served,” Borisov concluded.
Earlier Wednesday, Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov, revealed that resigned Nanev had the opportunity to buy the swine flu vaccine ‘Tamiflu’ earlier and at a much lower cost.
Nanev became Tuesday the first acting minister from the cabinet of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) to be officially charged by the City Prosecutor's Office.
Nanev is accused of conducting 2 unfavorable deals for the supply of the antiviral swine flu medicine “Tamiflu.” The deals were signed on December 16, 2009 between the Health Ministry and the Bulgarian-based F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Company, and have caused damages to the Ministry to the amount of BGN 2,454 M.
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