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12 September 2008
H-0746/08
ORAL QUESTION for Question Time at the part-session in October 2008 pursuant to Rule 109 of the Rules of Procedure by Dimitrios Papadimoulis to the Commission

 Subject: Community co-financed projects and Siemens' slush funds
 Answer 

The Greek and German judicial authorities are continuing to investigate the case of the Siemens' slush funds, which were used by the firm to bribe political parties and persons in authority in order to obtain major public sector works and supply contracts. The German courts have already convicted a former senior executive of the company, who has admitted that slush funds also existed in Greece.

Given that these bribes may well relate to Community co-funded projects, will the Commission say whether OLAF or any other of its services is investigating the legality of the award procedures and implementation of such projects?

Original language of question: EL
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