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NBÚ delays appointments

NATIONAL Security Office (NBÚ) background checks have delayed the appointment of a number of Slovak ambassadors, leaving several ambassadorial posts vacant, including a strategic post in Budapest.

Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan has already submitted the final list of ambassadors to President Rudolf Schuster, who will shortly appoint them to their new diplomatic missions.

However, Kukan also admitted that Slovakia has had diplomats who have not passed NBU clearances, daily SME reports. The minister explained that some of them have already been recalled. He refused to give the names of the withdrawn ambassadors.

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