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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFollowing a request submitted by Latvian Regional Alliance, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has decided to investigate the costs behind the creation of eu2015.lv website, which is tied to Latvia’s presidency in the EU Council.

CPCB plans to announce its decision in regard to the possible launch of a criminal process, LRA reports.

Latvian Regional Alliance has turned to both State Audit and CPCB, asking authorities to immediately investigate information regarding possible illegalities that have allegedly taken place during the state project for the development of eu2015.lv website. Media outlets have managed to uncover that the development of the website dedicated to Latvia’s presidency has cost EUR 118,000, which greatly exceeds usual costs of developing websites, as reported by LRA.

This is why the political party has asked both institutions to investigate the procurement procedure, determine those responsible and punish them.

«This is a kind of case that should not be ignored, and this is why we welcome CPCB’s interest in this. EUR 118,000 is an enormous amount of money for the development of a relatively simple website, especially considering how this money could have been used to improve healthcare, road infrastructure, preservation of rural schools and seeing as how the government has already successfully used up the entire budget meant for emergencies. This lawlessness must end and those responsible must be punished accordingly,» – says the head of LRA Saeima faction Dainis Liepins.

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