Arenberger avoided checking. But he reflects doubts about an apartment in the center of Prague “for a mouthful”
An apartment that belonged to the minister a few years ago, he had been renting for over twenty years. In one part of the apartment with a total area of 245 square meters, he operated his private dermatological surgery and in the other apparently he stayed.
The apartment in Bolzanova Street with a purchase price of 11.5 million crowns was to go to the so-called eligible tenant, ie the person who does not rent or own real estate in Prague and the Central Bohemian Region. At the same time, the condition of maintaining permanent housing should be observed.
In the document „Intention to sell apartment no. 1604/7 in building no. 1604 Bolzanova 7 in accordance with the Principles for the Sale of Flats to Their Eligible Tenants ” it is stated that Arenberger in Prague or in the Central Bohemian Region it is not possible to keep the property owned, we will draw attention to the List of Reports. This document was approved by the Prague 1 City Council in September 2018.
The then councilor of the Prague 1 city district, Jan Votoček for TOP 09, who proposed the intention to sell the housing unit, did not comment on the circumstances of the sale. “I am not in this answer at the moment. It was checked by the office, I didn’t personally check it, and I assume that the office was looking at the cadastre at that time, “ said Votoček.
Prague 1 on Wednesday, however: “The privatized apartment has been used by the surgery as a tenant since the mid-1990s. In the purchase contract, he undertook not to alienate (sell or rent) the apartment for 10 years and to keep it for permanent living. The purchase also included a surgery, so he also paid significantly more for privatization than he would have paid for just an apartment. “
“Doubts about the fulfillment of the conditions of privatization by prof. Arenberger, I will request the Department of Technical and Property Administration of the Prague 1 District Office for a local investigation and to contact the community of unit owners to verify that it is used in accordance with the purchase agreement, “said Jan Votoček, councilor for the property of Prague 1.
Arenberger carols about financial control
The media recently pointed out that After taking office, Arenberger admitted at the end of 2020 many times more assets and higher incomes than in previous years. Arenberger said that the difference between the tax and property returns was alerted to him by the media and he had already reconciled them. According to Grandma Arenberger committed an offense, but corrected his mistake and must explain the information about his property in detail.
The Seznam Zprávy server later wrote that the Arenberger owned the area of the former state farm in the village of Netřeba in the Mělník region, and one of its buildings houses the archive of the Royal Vinohrady University Hospital. Arenberger leased the hospital building in 2013. He has run the hospital since October 2019, he had previously been the deputy director. For the past five years, Arenberger has charged the hospital monthly for renting 79.16 crowns per square meter. From a legal point of view, according to him, the contract is in order, currently he is renting the space “for a crown”, he said.
According to Deník N, former Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) ordered the year before last that all directors of state-run hospitals request a “confidential” examination at the previous level by August 2019. Only Arenberger was not the only one to do it, the website writes. NBU spokesman Jaromír Kadlec confirmed to the server that the office had not conducted an inspection procedure with Arenberger. Arenberger told the server that obtaining the inspection was not required by law. According to him, he planned to apply for a review only last spring, but then came the covid-19 epidemic.
Ministry of Finance Alena Schillerová (for YES) during a visit to the customs office in Jihlava, she said that she had instructed her subordinates to check the management of the Vinohrady hospital for the time being from public registers and media outlets. “And if they come to the restriction that it is necessary to do so, then I will sign an extraordinary audit of the management of the Vinohrady hospital, “ she said. According to her, it is within the competence of the Ministry of Finance.
Information that Minister of Health Petr Arenberger (for YES) he rented his property to the Vinohrady hospital, which he ran, are, according to some opposition parties, a reason for his resignation. If you need Arenberger to explain everything satisfactorily, he should end up in the government according to Pirates or TOP 09, the head of the SPD also speaks about the moral mistake of the minister and the reason for his resignation in a statement sent to ČTK. Tomio Okamura. However, the minister does not plan to resign.