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Ministry's auditor choice sparks criticism

THE INTERIOR Ministry has rebuffed the public tendering process and directly selected Czech company Arthur D Little to carry out its audit. The Czech auditor stands to gain Sk31.5 million (€760 million) from the deal.

The president of Transparency International Slovakia, Emília Sičáková-Beblavá, said she saw no reason why the selection was carried out privately, the daily SME has reported.

Interior Ministry Spokesman Boris Ažaltovič said it chose the firm according to the law on public tenders. He added that the ministry conducted a market analysis before it selected Arthur D Little, press reports said.

Ažaltovič expects cost savings, staff reduction and restructuring to take place, and an information technology overhaul as a result of the audit.

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