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Ministry requests Privilégium return subsidy

Amid a widely-publicised case of unethical state support for a non-profit organisation, the Labour, Family and Social Affairs Ministry on August 14 asked the Centre for Private Social Services (CPSS) Privilégium to return a subsidy it had been granted until it can settle its income tax arrears.

The scandal surrounding Privilégium emerged after it admitted receiving a Sk2 million (€60,000) subsidy despite owing millions to pensions provider Sociálna Poisťovňa and tax authorities.

CPSS claims in its defense that it spent the bulk of the sum (Sk1.5 million) on beds for the elderly it cares for.

But on Friday, August 10, embattled Labour Minister Viera Tomanová ordered an investigation at Privilégium to inspect how social services are being provided and whether financial rules are being followed. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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