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Interview with Ivan Petranský, the chairman of the Board of the Nation's Memory Institute

Ivan Petranský spoke about possible changes to the law on the ÚPN.
photo: Sme - Pavol Funtál

TSS: Are you for the verification of the documents, which are declassified, or against it?

IP:I do not know of any legislative proposal that addresses this.


TSS: So you have not discussed it?

IP:We've discussed it in a general way and we talked also about the issue of balance. But how it should be secured and what should be done - this has not been concluded yet. I cannot comment on it. And, after all, in the end it is all in the hands of parliament.


TSS: So are you for the verification of the ŠtB documents in ÚPN archives or not?

IP:Regardless of how the amendment concerning the ÚPN is implemented, I do not think the amount of information being declassified will be affected because of it.


TSS: Documents under the ÚPN's care are originals and would be quite hard to verify. The question could arise who would verify them and how.

IP:Of course. But until I see a particular draft, I can hardly give my opinion on the matter.

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