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Šimko compares sacking trials to communist mechanisms

The recall of Defense Minister Ivan Šimko and the trials of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda to sack the director of the National Security Office (NBÚ), Ján Mojžiš, have dominated Slovakia's TV news over the past couple days.

Šimko compared the efforts of the PM to "mechanisms applied in the communist party". He believes that recalling Mojžiš without any serious grounds would have a grave impact on Slovakia's international image.

Political analyst Ivo Samson suggested for the daily SME that Dzurinda's recent moves have evoked negative reactions within NATO. "The opinion that Dzurinda changed the rules in the middle of the game prevails in the alliance," Samson says.

Last week, Dzurinda withdrew his confidence from Šimko, after the defense minister voted against the recall of Mojžiš, despite a party (SDKÚ) directive to vote in line with the prime minister, who had pushed for the recall.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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