Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said that a case involving alleged illegal phone tapping of the ANO coalition party boss Pavol Rusko was not a barrier to the country's accession to NATO.
In an interview with the SME daily, Dzurinda said that he wanted the case - in which the Slovak secret service and the Interior Ministry are suspected by Rusko of involvement - investigated thoroughly, and "the perpetrators dealt with in a legal manner".
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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3. Feb 2003 at 11:32