Security Office wants stricter background checks

The National Security Office (NBU) proposes that only the prime minister, president, speaker of parliament and Constitutional Court judges can access classified information without having to undergo NBU background checks, daily Národná obroda reported.

The ruling coalition has reservations towards the draft revision that the NBU pursues. Head of the parliamentary constitutional committee Ján Drgonec says that "the NBU proposal is completely nauseous" and he accused the office of trying to check the whole state.

The NBU has rejected the criticism and claimed that clearings are a normal procedure in NATO countries.

Compiled by Beáta Balogová from press reports
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