Friday, October 31, 2014

Ombudsman Heavily Criticizes Former Deputy Minister

The acting ombudsman, Frank van Dooren, has said that the approach of the previous Deputy Minister of Finance, Frans Weekers, in dealing with the so-called “Bulgarian fraud” a year ago, contained huge mistakes.  Weekers had decided, in 2013, that people who get support from the government can only use one bank account.  Two weeks after he decided that, the payments to 177,000 people were suspended.  It led to many financial problems for the intended recipients.  Van Dooren claimed that the short time Weekers gave his officials to deal with the matter has caused many problems. He added “ Good people suffered from the misbehavior of bad people.”

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