The Interior Ministry has asked the cabinet to release Sk50 million (1.1 million euro) to strengthen security in the country, as the situation in Iraq is creating a "tense" atmosphere, according to Defence Minister Ivan Šimko.
Šimko said: "Although Slovakia is not threatened directly, it is necessary to adopt measures in this situation, which is becoming increasingly tense around the world."
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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19. Feb 2003 at 10:56