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Dangerous culture of looking away

again a scandal of subsidies in public transport. And again, the taxpayers have paid for by the Federal government and the seven cantons is too much. This time to the BLS in Berne, the second largest railway company in Switzerland with the Canton of Bern as a prominent majority shareholder. The case, cradle less difficult than those in the Postbus AG, stressed the responsible at the Federal office for transport (BAV) yesterday, because apparently, it came to criminal acts. The BAV has to be informed by the BLS. But this is precisely the scandal, and the Commonality with the post-car. The Federal office has not looking.

In both cases, the BAV would have been able to recognize the mismanagement. Both in the case of a post car as in the case of the BLS, the Federal or have not pursued is to Inform you on errors. Both cases were uncovered by the internal auditors of the BAV, but both in the same BAV under the same management of the long-time Director Peter Füglistaler for many years overlooked. Released yesterday, the report speaks of the "failings" and "errors". The BAV has not only looks, but the BLS – as the world's interest rates in the Fall were the terms – a higher interest rate approved, and a new calculation model, with the starting of 2014, the shortfalls were even greater. And even now, after the scandal, it takes the reasoning of the BLS against the Position of the own Revision and waived the repayment of too much paid money in the millions and the immediate renunciation of the erroneous calculation model. Yes, youwant not even exclude that in the future such a calculation, use of models, although the risk of false calculations include, according to the report of the auditors, always in the millions.

It seems as if the second subsidy scandal within a year would not have changed anything in the culture of looking away and beckoning in the Federal office of transport.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 21:33 Uhr

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