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ProActif needs a strong leader

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The head of an organisation which was found to have overclaimed from the state to the tune of nearly three million euros, could be reinstated.

The head of an organisation which was found to have overclaimed from the state to the tune of nearly three million euros, could be reinstated.

Employment minister Nicolas Schmit confirmed to radio station 100.7 FM his view that former ProActif CEO Romain Schmit should be brought back in to help the beleaguered firm.

Romain Schmit was suspended from duty last month when it emerged in a routine audit that the state-subsidised group had overclaimed 2.8 million euros of taxpayers' money by inflating its charges between 2005 and 2006.

Romain Schmit had reportedly confirmed that the audit statements were true. While the minister believes that Romain Schmit would be a good partner to find a solution to the crisis, which the not for profit company faces, he opposes the rehabilitation of the board of directors.

Calling for a fresh start to ensure transparency, the minister said that the board members should include members from other social initiatives.

ProActif works to provide employment opportunities and getting people into the work market. Three quarters of its funding comes from the state.