Head of Bulgaria's State Health Care Fund Resigns

Head of Bulgaria's State Health Care Fund Resigns

The managing director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Neli Nesheva, resigned on Friday over it emerged that the fund had paid large end-of-year bonuses to its employees.

Nesheva told the national television BNT that her resignation comes as a response to the social tension generated by the bonuses controversy.

Nesheva came under strong criticism after it emerged that she had authorised end-of-year payments worth a total 4.0 million levs ($2.7 million/2.1 million euro) to NHIF employees, including herself and her deputy.

Her decision to step down came several hours after Prime Minister Boiko Borisov asked his party's parliamentary group to request Nesheva's resignation.

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