UNITED NATIONS — After sinking millions of dollars into a failed joint project with the United Nations, the government of Greece is asking where its money went.
The country supplied $5 million for the U.N. Thessaloniki Center for Public Service Professionalism, which was established to promote the use of electronic publications in creating good government practices in the Balkans and former Soviet republics. But the outgoing U.N. undersecretary-general for management, Christopher Burnham, said in a letter to the Greek interior minister, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, that taxpayer funds Athens entrusted to the United Nations were misused and mismanaged.
It’s a UN habit, isn’t it. Too bad they didn’t want to move.