Rusnok government spends 2.8 billion crowns without public tenders

During its time in office the Rusnok interim government has approved contracts to the tune of 2.8 billion crowns without holding public tenders, according to the NGO Oživení. The organization which monitors government commissions says this is six-fold more than that commissioned without tenders by the preceding centre-right government in a similar time frame. The Rusnok government has defended its decisions, saying it had not violated any laws and had speeded up the process of commissioning work wherever possible in order to secure well-functioning public administration. Oživení has called the situation alarming and urged the government to make public details of the contracts awarded.