- 3 Apr 2015 1:00 AM
The minister has launched proceedings in both cases but the transfer of payments can go ahead. The minister told the project’s organisers to improve efficiency and transparency and proposed setting up a supervisory body and a system for regional coordination.
The tax office investigation body has informed the ministry there is no need to start an investigation into budget fraud. The ministry has informed ORÖ that Flórián Farkas, a government commissioner, has identified work opportunities for around 1,000 Roma people in various employment schemes.
The minister asked ORÖ and Farkas to inform the public by April 30 about the projected number of people to be employed, the statement added. In February, the opposition LMP and Democratic Coalition (DK) parties turned to the European Union’s antifraud office (OLAF) over a case of suspected corruption involving an EU tender won by ORÖ.
Péter Niedermüller, DK’s deputy leader, noted that press reports suggested “serious corruption” in connection with the organisation run by Farkas, who is a Fidesz MP. At the end of January, the ORÖ rejected accusations of graft concerning the 300 million forint jobs scheme for the Roma.
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