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The Italian commissioner for the 2024 Frankfurt Book Fair resigned due to nepotism



Signed a contract with a Belgian company, for which his son also works

Ricardo Franco Levi, Italy’s extraordinary commissioner for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2024, where Italy will be the guest of honor, resigned today due to accusations of nepotism.

Levi is the Italian Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano already submitted his resignation letter.

Levi resigned after Italian media reported that he had signed a contract to communicate with the public about the fair with a Belgian company for which his son also works.

According to the Italian press agency, Levi had already Ansa found out in unpleasant situation because he canceled the invitation to the fair to the writer To Carlo Rovelliwhen he is the Italian Minister of Defense Guido Crosseta accused of warmongering in connection with the war in Ukraine. After much excitement in to the public because of the ban, Levi then canceled it, he also reports Ansa.

This year, Slovenia will present itself as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Fair under the motto Satovja besed. The curators of the project are a German writer, poet, playwright and translator Matthias Göritz and author, editor and professor of publishing studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana Miha Kovač. The project is conducted under the leadership of the Public Agency for the Book of the Republic of Slovenia.

The authors with whom Slovenia will present itself at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair will be announced on June 15. There are supposed to be around 70 of them. Slovenia is said to have 4.5 million euros available for presentation at the fair. The European Regional Development Fund will contribute just under 3.3 million euros. The rest of the funds are provided by the Ministry of Culture.

Source: Rtvslo

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