NEWS IN SHORT

IBM under scrutiny in European audit

THE EUROPEAN Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is examining a contract worth over €56 million between IBM and the Slovak Finance Ministry, the Sme daily reported on September 8.

THE EUROPEAN Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is examining a contract worth over €56 million between IBM and the Slovak Finance Ministry, the Sme daily reported on September 8.

According to the contract, which was signed in February 2010, IBM was given three years to prepare a unified collection system of income taxes, mandatory payroll deductions and customs duties.

Sme reported that it was not clear who initiated the investigation, as neither the present nor the previous leadership of the ministry claims to have done so.

The contract is also being subjected to a ministerial audit and therefore is temporarily suspended.

A similar audit is also examining another IBM contract which was for the design of an eHealth system for the Health Ministry that was projected to be worth over €33 million.


Top stories

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


8 h
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


14 h
The Umbrella March is held in Bratislava this Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A record set by Luis Suarez has been broken in Slovakia

Read other interesting stories from this week in the roundup.


13 h
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún