Estonian Railways paid back over EUR 100,000 from EU funds

05-estoniaRailway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee had to return more than EUR 115,000 for mistakes made in public procurements. The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal issued an order on 20 May that the railroad company had to return funds allocated from the Cohesion Fund, and Eesti Raudtee returned the required sum on 19 June.
For the renovation of the Tallinn-Tartu railroad, the company failed to organize an international public tender for procuring the necessary wooden railway sleepers, although the contract value required an international public procurement procedure.
Another mistake involved the company making a down payment for goods to be procured, although the procurement contract did not require a down payment.

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