Parties hired friendly firms for campaigns

MANY political parties hired companies and agencies for their June general election campaigns that were related to party members or had received state contracts before, according to the Pravda daily.

The former ruling SDKÚ party hired the Slovenská Mediálna Agentúra (Slovak Media Agency) to do its billboards, the same agency that received an order from the Government Office to promote Slovakia's EU entry in 2004.

The I-Step company worked for the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), having also carried out an advertising campaign worth several million crowns for the Agriculture Ministry under the leadership of the SMK's Zsolt Simon.

Smer cooperated with the Uptown production agency, whose statutory representative, Igor Kováč, served in the same company as Smer's current deputy chairwoman, Monika Beňová.

Top stories

News Digest: Climate in Slovakia could be similar to Italy's in a few decades

Suburban transport in Bratislava Region to improve, registration for regulated parking in Bratislava launched, utility regulator announces price caps for 2022.

16 h
Waydanovský House, today Martineum, after reconstruction.

Historical house near Bratislava cathedral no longer needs to hide behind Van Gogh

The Waydanovský House, now Martineum, will serve as the background facility for St Martin's Cathedral. Take a look at how it looked in the past and now.

1. dec
Trenčín covered in Christmas lights on November 29, 2021.

Weekend: Ježiško's Christmas Post Office is open, expecting letters from around the world

Make yourself comfortable and explore what has been going on in Slovakia in the past days.

22 h

Culture Ministry looks to create ‘21st century environment’ for Slovak media

Transparency of ownership and financing among proposed overhaul of decades-old laws.

2. dec
Skryť Close ad