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Public Procurement Corruption in Romania

Public procurement in Romania is a €17 billion market, but more than 60% of procedures are hit by complaints.

A new project has highlighted fraud and irregularities in the system, and suggested how to improve the situation.

  •  EURACTIV.COM Special Report 

Fraud often begins when tenders are written 

Often those who write the technical specifications of tenders play a key role in the corruption schemes for public procurement, the Chief Prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Directorate of Romania (DNA) Laura Codruța Kövesi told EurActiv Romania.

Confiscation of criminal profits reluctantly applied in Romania 

The European Commission considers confiscation a strategic priority in the fight against organised crime and corruption. However, Bucharest is still hesitant to introduce this practice.

Romanian NGOs request PP oversight 

Public procurement should be monitored in real time by civil society, in order to detect violations, the director of Freedom House Romania has recommended.

Fraud complainants in Romania face €100,000 bill

Romanian public procurement legislation was modified significantly this year by the government, which introduced restrictive conditions for lodging a complaint against suspected fraud.

Public procurement in Romania is a €17 billion market, but more than 60% of procedures are hit by complaints. A new project has highlighted fraud and irregularities in the system, and suggested how to improve the situation.