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Hungarian Coalition wants SIS spokesman out

THE HUNGARIAN Coalition Party (SMK) insists on the departure of Vladimír Šimko, the spokesman of the Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) and head of the SIS Office, in association with the leak of information on corruption suspicions at the Agriculture Ministry, the daily SME wrote.

SMK boss Béla Bugár said that SIS director Ladislav Pittner would lose the confidence of the SMK if he failed to sack Šimko.

According to the SMK, Šimko made a mistake when he recently leaked information on corruption within the sector. Bugár said that the SMK had no problems with SIS reporting such information, but that it should inform only those whom it concerns.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said that the SMK had the right to hold an opinion and made no further comments on the demands.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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