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Oct 14, 2021

At its meeting on Thursday, the government removed Jana Štilichová from the position of general director of the Slovak Land Fund (SPF). At the same time, she appointed Ján Marosz to this position on November 1, 2021.


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Ján Marosz in a picture from November 2017.

Štilichová has been the head of the SPF since the end of May, after replacing Gabriela Bartošová, who resigned on May 22, 2021.

The cabinet unexpectedly elected Marosza as the new head of the SPF. In recent weeks, competitions for this position have taken place at the agro-reserve, in which Marosz did not take part. “It simply came to our notice then. The situation at SPF was critical. There will be no further tenders. Although the tenders brought some names, I was not entirely convinced of how they would manage, for example, the media pressure that may be created by groups that have benefited from the critical situation at the SPF so far. But I would like to thank all the participants in the proceedings. But I believe that we have made the right decision and the situation on the fund will significantly improve, “said agronomist Samuel Vlčan on Thursday after the government meeting, adding that he finally agreed with Ján Marosz at the last minute to take office on November 1, 2021 and not from 15 October as stated in the proposal.

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Marosz is a graduate of the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Faculty of Arts. From 2017 to 2020, he was a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for the OĽANO movement (member of the Constitutional Law Committee and the SIS Control Committee). From 2020 to 2021, he was an adviser to the Prime Minister in the field of transport.

Štilichová was appointed to the position of General Director of the SPF by a resolution of the Government of the Slovak Republic of 26 May 2021.

According to the Act on Land Adjustments, Land Ownership Arrangements, Land Offices, Land Fund and Land Associations, as amended, the statutory bodies of the SPF are appointed and recalled by the Government of the Slovak Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.