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Matica Slovenská files legal complaint charging misappropriation of funds

The new management of Matica Slovenská (MS), a Slovak cultural heritage organisation, filed a legal complaint on April 11 charging misappropriation of funds against an unknown offender, MS director Marián Tkáč said, as reported by the TASR newswire. According to Tkáč, the organisation has turned to the courts in order to close a page on a troublesome period linked to a scandal surrounding national assets tied to Matica Slovenská and wants to put an end to the associated damage to the organisation's reputation. The complaint was filed against an 'unknown' offender "because we didn't want to point the finger at one or another of the people who acted inappropriately," TASR quoted Tkáč as saying. Suspicions have emerged related to the Matica Slovenská Foundation - an institution that was linked to Matica Slovenská under the former management. These are two individual organisations, Tkáč stressed, and MS wants to distance itself from decisions made by the foundation.

The new management of Matica Slovenská (MS), a Slovak cultural heritage organisation, filed a legal complaint on April 11 charging misappropriation of funds against an unknown offender, MS director Marián Tkáč said, as reported by the TASR newswire.

According to Tkáč, the organisation has turned to the courts in order to close a page on a troublesome period linked to a scandal surrounding national assets tied to Matica Slovenská and wants to put an end to the associated damage to the organisation's reputation. The complaint was filed against an 'unknown' offender "because we didn't want to point the finger at one or another of the people who acted inappropriately," TASR quoted Tkáč as saying.

Suspicions have emerged related to the Matica Slovenská Foundation - an institution that was linked to Matica Slovenská under the former management. These are two individual organisations, Tkáč stressed, and MS wants to distance itself from decisions made by the foundation.

Matica Slovenská emphasised that the foundation never had anything to do with management of Slovakia's national assets and it demanded that the foundation should omit the words 'Matica Slovenská' from its name. The foundation has refused to do so and that is why MS filed the legal complaint.

Source: TASR

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