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Ministries’ contracts on legal services to be audited

Ministries’ contracts on legal services to be audited

During its Wednesday session the Government will discuss a resolution that would oblige all ministers to present their ministries' legal and consultancy contracts within two weeks, so that Vice-premier for Legislation and Strategic Planning Stefan Holy (We Are Family) may carry out an audit of the contracts dating back to 2018. The move is in response to a recently discovered contract according to which a state company called MH Management, which falls under the purview of the Economy Ministry, was paying €582 an hour for legal services. Prime Minister Igor Matovič explained that the contract was signed on behalf of the company by Andrej Holak during the government of Peter Pellegrini. The prime minister's aim now is to set up a legal office that would work directly for the state, like one which already exists in the Czech Republic. The Ex-prime minister, and head of the newly emerging Voice-SD party, Peter Pellegrini, reacted by saying that Matovič is purposefully lying about the agreement, as it didn't fall within his power or that of the Government Office. "His aim is to cover up a scandal related to lawyer Michal Miskovic, who's been the beneficiary of advantageous legal consultancy agreements concluded with his OLaNO party's memebrs," stated Pellegrini's spokeswoman Patricia Maciková, referring to agreements that Finance Minister Eduard Heger's adviser Miskovic signed with the state-owned Tipos lottery company and several other state institutions.


Anca Dragu, Photo: TASR

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