Regular readers of our Funny Fraud Pages would assume that the most inane proposals remain on paper – but they would be wrong. The funniest kind of fraud is when the talented tender winners actually go out and “organize” the events they propose. And meticulously document it.
In this case, a community health initiative – generously sponsored by the European taxpayer. Or a bunch of unscrupulous bureaucrats on behalf of the European taxpayers, to be precise. And the distinction matters because no one would give their own, hard-earned money on this, only bureaucrats, who have no skin in the game. And as you will see, said bureaucrats have every evidence of the fraud right on their screens (just as we do), but do nothing about it because it technically ticks all the boxes so their job is done. (Seriously, people, when a 1.5 million euro thing is called EFOP-1-8-6-17-2017-00026, you should know something is up…)
Anyway, the Third Millennium Foundation won 1.5 million euros to organize 448 sport events “targeting the improvement of health” of inhabitants of the “least developed regions”. That’s about 3000 euros a pop “to make the everydays of families and their time spent together more colorful and eventful”, which “will have a long-term impact on their future lives”.
Now let’s see the events – as the proud organizers documented them and uploaded the videos on Facebook. (They have since disappeared. Screenshots have been saved by 444.hu)
The sport day on Szalaszend was slightly delayed – it had to take take place during the night. The Facebook video of the event had been saved by Ákos Hadházy, independent MP and fierce anti-corruption activist: