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Former PM accuses NBÚ of trading security clearances

Mikuláš Dzurinda, the former prime minister and leader of the opposition SDKÚ-DS, has charged that, during his term in office, the head of the National Security Office (NBÚ) gave away security clearances, the SITA newswire wrote. Dzurinda indicated that Ján Mojžiš also sold security clearances to former collaborators of communist secret services.

Mikuláš Dzurinda, the former prime minister and leader of the opposition SDKÚ-DS, has charged that, during his term in office, the head of the National Security Office (NBÚ) gave away security clearances, the SITA newswire wrote.
Dzurinda indicated that Ján Mojžiš also sold security clearances to former collaborators of communist secret services.

Dzurinda made the comment in response to Fico, who has boasted that his NBÚ director, František Blanárik, got his security clearance during the previous government.

"What more can I wish for than an NBÚ chief who got his security clearance from the previous government," Fico said at a press conference.

Blanárik was a professional soldier during communism. In the 1970s, he allegedly started cooperating with the military counterintelligence service. His file clearly indicates that he was an active agent. Anyone who cooperated deliberately with the communist-era intelligence services is not eligible to receive a security clearance from the NBÚ. He became NBÚ chief after Fico's government came to power in June 2006. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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