Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SIS officers investigated on corruption charges

THE SLOVAK police are investigating senior officers of the Slovak Information Service (SIS) for allegedly extorting bribes to arrange security clearances from the National Security Office (NBÚ) from 2003 to 2005.

It is alleged that a group of SIS officers in several cases withheld information from the NBÚ in favour of companies that were being audited to help them get the screening certificates. In turn the officers allegedly demanded bribes reaching hundreds of thousands of crowns, the Pravda daily wrote.

In other cases, companies allegedly paid SIS operatives to prepare negative evaluations of competitor firms to stop them from receiving screening certificates, which are needed to receive government contracts or to trade in weapons, for example.

Police spokesman Martin Korch said the anti-corruption unit was dealing with the issue but would not provide any further details.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Performance of wild animals to be banned in circuses

Slovakia takes first steps to regulate animals in circuses.

Two travel bloggers showcase Slovakia Video

Youtubers give their viewers a sample of the mountains and streets of Slovakia.

Lomnický štít peak in the High Tatras

Recreational vouchers may return

Slovakia is far from fully tapping its tourism prospects.

Cursive or block writing?

Ministry gives up idea of teaching pupils one type of writing only, for now.