Coalition might abolish Memory Institute

On April 28, the Pravda daily reported that the coalition is looking to abolish the Nation's Memory Institute, which was set up under the Mikuláš Dzurinda government to archive files on the country’s communist and fascist history and make them available to the public.

On April 28, the Pravda daily reported that the coalition is looking to abolish the Nation's Memory Institute, which was set up under the Mikuláš Dzurinda government to archive files on the country’s communist and fascist history and make them available to the public.

The Slovak National Party (SNS) has been the strongest advocate of such a measure, with coalition partners Smer and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) voicing their support.

The plan would likely move the institute's files on former agents for the communist intelligence service (ŠtB) to the National Security Office (NBÚ) or the Military Archive, Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák said.

Kaliňák said this would make sense because the NBÚ uses the files most often.

However, putting the files under the NBÚ would make them less available to the public, the daily wrote. SITA

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

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