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High school fined most for public procurement abuse

THE HIGHEST fine for abusing public procurement rules in 2004 was issued to a high school in Dolný Kubín, the Národná Obroda daily reported.

The school was fined Sk215,000 (EUR 5,500), against which it is appealing.

That a high school should be the biggest culprit is somewhat surprising. Ministries and public service institutions frequently face allegations of buying expensive cars and ordering building and restoration works without a tender.

All together, The Public Procurement office issued fines in 29 cases of abuse of the public procurement rules. A total of Sk900,000 (EUR 23,000) was levied.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
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