Slovakia was losing millions due to discrepancies in highway company, audit office says

The public procurement process was not transparent in the years 2019 and 2020.

Juraj Tlapa, NDSJuraj Tlapa, NDS (Source: SITA)

The National Highway Company (NDS) has undergone some major controls; now the company plans to file a criminal complaint.

The Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) reported that because of discrepancies in the construction of highways, Slovakia has been losing millions of euros, the TASR newswire said.

Spokesperson for NKÚ Daniela Bolech Dobáková said that the public procurement process was not transparent in the years 2019 and 2020, increasing the risk of possible fraud and corruption. The office has reported its findings to the police.

The audit office focused on how the public procurement process was set up. Orders surpassing €420 million in value were examined in the period between 2019 and January 2021.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


22. okt
Bratislava's Old Town presents its most beautiful trees

Bratislava’s Old Town introduces most beautiful trees via game

One of the spotlighted trees is a majestic European beech in the evangelical cemetery Kozia Brána (Goat Gate).


22. okt
Renáta Kamenárová teaches Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also co-written several "Krížom krážom" textbooks, which are used by those teaching Slovak to foreigners.

‘Speaking English is almost like having a hot potato stuck in your mouth the entire time you talk’

But in Slovak, your tongue actually works, says an American who learns Slovak.


22. okt
“My Sunny Maad”, a Czech-French-Slovak animated drama about a Czech woman married to an Afghan who decide to live in post-Taliban Afghanistan, is now screened in Slovak cinemas.

Weekend: German adventurer is walking to Iran, with his stubborn donkey

Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend.


22. okt
Skryť Close ad