Supreme Audit Office criticizes Regional Development Ministry poor management in allotting funds

The Supreme Audit Office has criticized the Ministry of Regional Development for allegedly distributing state and EU funds intended to increase preparedness to deal with natural disasters without properly ascertaining the needs of firefighters, police and rescue workers in the individual regions. The report concerns European Union and state budget funds earmarked for disaster management between 2018 and 2022. Auditors also criticized subsequent monitoring of how the subsidies had been spent.