Funds destined for NGOs remain “frozen” until an investigation, launched in late 2010 and conducted by certified public accountants, is completed, it was announced on Tuesday.
The investigation was ordered following an intervention by the parliamentary special committee on institutions and transparency that had traced transparency problems and had requested the reexamination of all developmental assistance programmes.
Over 195 funding programmes in the period 2002-2010 are under investigation and are having their figures crosschecked by the foreign ministry Hellenic Aid programme, according to a letter by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis addressed to the special committee chairman.
Hellenic Aid has suspended all activities and its only priority is to settle all pending issues with NGOs.