Development minister aware of climate organisation’s questionable spending

October 22nd, 2013

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After dogging Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the opposition leader, for two weeks, the problems at GGGI, a climate organisation, now appear to be implicating members of the government.

Christian Friis Bach, the development minister, is coming under increasing pressure to explain why he did not inform parliament about fiscal irregularities at the South Korea-based organisation.

Bach said that, in hindsight, he should have spoken up after being informed of a South Korean report detailing the organisation’s excessive spending, but said that since it did not meet the definition of corruption, he had not been obliged to do so.

Other members of parliament said the questionable spending, which included paying for employees’ housing and mis-use of the organisation’s vehicles, did amount to corruption.

GGGI received at total of 60 million kroner in Danish foreign aid in 2011 and 2012. – Berlingske 

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