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Parliamentary questions
25 October 2017
E-006652-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Maria Spyraki (PPE)

 Subject:  Independence of EOPYY

By Presidential Decree (Greek Government Journal 148/A/9.10.2017), the National Organisation for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY) has been stripped of its administrative and financial autonomy. The new EOPYY will be directed and supervised by the Health Minister as regards spending, budgets, contracts, e-prescriptions, procurement and pharmaceutical expenses.

Although health is a matter for subsidiarity, Article 168(1) TFEU requires that a high level of human health protection be ensured in determining and implementing all Union policies and activities.

In view of the above, will the Commission say:

Does the new Presidential Decree safeguard the independence of the Agency and the proper and safe provision of health services to Greek citizens, but also to EU citizens who need medical assistance in Greece?

Is this transfer of responsibilities, while reducing the administrative and financial responsibility of the EOPYY, in line with the EU guidelines for the operation of health insurance funds?

Original language of question: EL 
Last updated: 10 November 2017Legal notice