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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Former state secretary Jankovská has reportedly confessed

Coalition politicians have welcomed the news.

Monika Jankovská

Pass a Slovak language dictation so you can work with foreigners

The draft migration policy proposal is out. Where does a foreigner find the official, certified list of cultural realities and traditions they are supposed to respect?

Some problems with the Foreigners’ Police continue.

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.