what nobody has noticed so far, is that these money could have been used to create more than 5000 local it jobs for 3 years (the duration of the contract with m$).
the math is quite simple:
450 mil eur / 3 years / 12 months / 2500 eur/month = 5000 jobs
and i'm talking of well paid jobs for a romanian it programmer.
5000 jobs for 3 years is quite a big it task force. the government could have opted for a far smaller task force and save the rest. use the savings to something really useful. after all, the world is in the middle of a financial crisis.
but what am i expecting?