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Palko sees mafia infiltrated into power structures

Interior Minister Vladimír Palko said that, in Slovakia, there is a mafia network, which is intertwined with political parties, business groups, media and also the country's intelligence service.

In a political talk show on private Markíza TV, Palko said he sees a "fight between the state, which pursues the equality of all citizens and this 'mafia' group." However, the minister added that he is not referring to racketeers with shaved heads.

Palko also accused private Markíza TV of supporting people who have been trying to discredit the police and the interior ministry.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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