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Wasted taxpayers' money

Germany’s Taxpayer’s Association has pinpointed one hundred cases of waste of public funds throughout the past year. Here are some examples from their annual report.

In its 2013 report, called the "black book," Germany's Taxpayer's Association (BdSt) listed about 100 cases of failed public investments.

Top of the list are examples of mismanagement in the construction or renovation of public buildings across the country, as building and infrastructure projects tend to surpass expectations.

This year's report offers little mileage for major outrage, but does list several projects that show that money from public coffers may not always be spent wisely.