The European Commission announced it has suspended zł.3.5 billion worth of payments for road construction financing for projects managed by Poland's General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA). The EC decided to suspend the funds after news of an alleged cartel regarding three road-building projects co-funded by the EU's operational program “Infrastructure and Environment."
Prosecutors have already charged 11 people in the case. Poland's transport and regional development ministers are to discuss the issue with the EC on Friday. The Ministry of Regional Development said that it hopes that the funds will be available again in mid-March, after the EC conducts an audit.
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