No Grounds for Action Against President over Medical Check-Up Discount

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ZAGREB, July 8, 2019 – The Conflict of Interest Commission said on Monday there were no grounds to institute proceedings against President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović after she was earlier criticised over a discount she was given for a medical check-up at a private hospital.

The commission established that the president paid the full price of the medical check-up, and that the discount, cited in numerous queries from media outlets, would not have amounted to an impermissible gift because it was also used by regular patients of the clinic.

The complaints sent to the Commission in February claimed that the president may have received a gift worth more than 500 kuna through this discount. In late February the Commission opened the case to establish the facts and decide whether to institute proceedings against Grabar-Kitarović or not.

Media said that the president had undergone a regular preventive check-up at the Radiochirurgia Zagreb hospital and was given a 20% discount, paying 6,160 kuna instead of 7,700 for the examination.

Under the Conflict of Interest Act, state officials are not allowed to receive gifts worth more than 500 kuna.

More news about the conflict of interest issues in Croatia can be found in the Politics section.


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