Spy journal lashes out at SIS

British magazine Jane's Intelligence Digest (JID) published another critical piece on the operations of the Slovak Intelligence Service. JID claims that SIS continues to be affected by lack of democracy while its newly appointed boss Ladislav Pittner tends to hire elderly people who are suspected of cooperating with the former communist secret police.

Earlier this year, JID lashed out at the SIS for illegal phone tapping and murky trade in information and arms.

Pittner refused to comment the piece, which Interior Minister Ivan Šimko called a pack of lies. Šimko sees evidence of a campaign to discredit the SIS in JID articles, daily SME reports.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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