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Matica Slovenská disbands its Púchov branch

Slovakia's cultural-heritage institution, Matica Slovenská (MS), passed a resolution to disband its local branch in Púchov in Trenčín region during its April 9-10 meeting in Martin, the TASR newswire was informed by Ľubomír Kralovanský from the MS information centre. "The only reason, but a very substantial one, was gross violations of our statutes," said Kralovanský, explaining that the branch had become politicised.

Slovakia's cultural-heritage institution, Matica Slovenská (MS), passed a resolution to disband its local branch in Púchov in Trenčín region during its April 9-10 meeting in Martin, the TASR newswire was informed by Ľubomír Kralovanský from the MS information centre.

"The only reason, but a very substantial one, was gross violations of our statutes," said Kralovanský, explaining that the branch had become politicised.

MS has distanced itself from a May Day protest that is being prepared for Prešov, which was being co-organised by the Púchov branch.

"Matica Slovenská is an institution with no party affiliation and its main goal is to unite Slovak citizens as far as healthy patriotism is concerned," said MS chairman Marian Tkáč in an official statement.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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