Thursday, 18 August 2011

Siemens Vs Bombardier

"Union leaders are demanding an explanation from the British Government over why it awarded the £1.4 billion Thameslink rail contract to Siemens while the German company was at the centre of a worldwide bribery scandal.
British trainmaker Bombardier lost out in the deal, leaving 1,400 workers in Derby facing the sack.
According to EU procurement rules, Britain could have excluded Siemens from the bidding because it had admitted bribery on a massive scale and agreed to pay £730 million in fines." Article

With the sheer volume of Siemens corruption cases worldwide, there is no way this deal should have gone through.
In the same week this broke into the news, it was revealed that £500m had vanished in Edinburgh on a new Tram system. The contractors were Bilfinger Berger & SIEMENS! Article

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