The coalition SMK party has proposed the creation of an independent office that would carry out surveillance of state authorities, after several media and top officials received transcripts of more illegally recorded calls.
The daily SME newspaper said February 15 that it had received transcripts of several phone calls, including calls between an influential Bratislava businessman and the former treasurer of Mikuláš Dzurinda's SDKU party, Gabriel Palacka.
The illicit phone-tapping came to light when the ANO coalition party's leader, Pavol Rusko, discovered that his mobile phone had been illegally tapped. The case is being investigated.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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17. Feb 2003 at 10:24