The online “Wasted Money” Platform was launched yesterday, in the presence of Philippe Beaulne, Canada’s Ambassador to Romania, and Duane Butcher, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States Bucharest. The platform will centralize public spending by authorities against state budget revenues, according to Mediafax. The initiative is part of the five projects chosen for the program “Restart Romania”, started by the US, and presents in accessible form the spending made by public authorities, as well as citizen contributions to authority budgets, compared to investment projects implemented in a given community. Ambassador Philippe Beaulne said that the initiative will lead to increased transparency by public authorities and trust in public institutions. In his turn, Duane Butcher, said that the project supported by the US ambassador will prove being extremely useful to both the Government and the taxpayers.