Government rejects opposition proposal on conflicts of interest

The government will likely reject an amendment proposed by the opposition Social Democrats to the law on conflicts of interest that would forbid municipal and regional representatives from receiving payment from their membership in the statutory bodies of municipal and regional companies. Remuneration for such positions can reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of crowns. The government is concerned that the proposal would affect representatives who worked in such positions before being elected and says it violates the Charter of Fundamental Rights by prohibiting all such remuneration regardless of how or why a representative was nominated to the business position.