Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Spy revelations force cabinet appointee to resign

THE CABINET appointee for expatriate Slovaks, Claude Baláž, whose name appears in the Bratislava files of the Communist secret police (ŠtB), tendered his resignation March 23, the SITA new wire reported.

"For a very short time, from March to December 1989, the ŠtB registered me without my approval and without me knowing about it," said Baláž.

He was registered under the codename "Deos".

Baláž, who was appointed to his post in 1999, intends to defend his reputation in court after he has examined the file.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

Illustrative stock photo

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.