NEWS BRIEFS

No agreement over new NBÚ boss

THE COALITION has failed to agree on the new head of the National Security Office (NBÚ).

Two out of four ruling parties, the liberal New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), each insisted on its own candidate for the post.

Pavol Hrušovský, chairman of the ruling Christian Democrats (KDH), announced that the coalition wanted to agree on a name that would be acceptable for all ruling partners.

If it proves impossible to find such a candidate by the end of the month, the cabinet will prolong the term of acting NBÚ head Matej Sudor until the end of this year.

The NBÚ top seat became vacant on October 2 after PM Mikuláš Dzurinda initiated a recall of the former head of the institution, Ján Mojžiš, citing a "total loss of trust" in the official.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Storm transforms into Gale. More judges and an influential businessman detained

The police raid related to corruption in Bratislava courts.

Businessman Zoroslav Kollár (l) was brought to NAKA.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

Illustrative stock photo