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“An accredited firm made the project and we always took it as a whole. We did not scrutinise each item.”

“An accredited firm made the project and we always took it as a whole. We did not scrutinise each item.”

Hnúšťa Mayor Michal Bagačka, a Smer MP, explains why the town paid nearly €8,000 for one bench when reconstructing the square.

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