A private firm will profit from big-budget SNP celebrations

An unknown agency will make more than €250,000.

The Slovak National Uprising (SNP) celebrations take place on August 29, 2019.The Slovak National Uprising (SNP) celebrations take place on August 29, 2019. (Source: Sme)

The SNP Museum in Banská Bystrica used to prepare the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) celebrations for years. This year the Culture Ministry decided to rely on the private company Vertigo.

“The SNP celebrations, costing millions of euros, will be in the hands of an unknown firm without a website,” wrote the Aktuality.sk website. The costs are said to be more than €3 million.

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The private agency concluded a contract to organise the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising celebrations with the ministry this June, as reported by the SITA newswire. The firm will receive €252,000.

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