Atanasova Replaces Konstantinov In Politically Motivated Move Seen Across Eastern EuropeMarch 2012 | Industry Trend Analysis
BMI View: The resignation of Bulgarian minister of health Stefan Konstantinov remains in line with our core scenario for this market and we maintain our previously stated view that any replacement would be under equal pressure to reduce the prices of reimbursed medicines. Furthermore, here we examine the short tenures of health ministers in three key Eastern European markets. We detail the reasons for their departure, which more often than not is a result of party politics rather than competence. We also consider how changes to leadership can impact policy continuity and transparency.
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