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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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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