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Slovak Defence Minister Galko receives highest security clearance certificates

Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko from the Freedom and Solidarity party has received NATO Cosmic Top Secret and EU Top Secret certificates on November 23 based on his taking national security screening tests, the head of the Defence Ministry press department, Ivan Rudolf, told the TASR newswire on Sunday, January 16. "I decided to go beyond what the law requires ... Today I have the highest-level security certificates from NATO and the EU," said Galko.

Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko from the Freedom and Solidarity party has received NATO Cosmic Top Secret and EU Top Secret certificates on November 23 based on his taking national security screening tests, the head of the Defence Ministry press department, Ivan Rudolf, told the TASR newswire on Sunday, January 16.

"I decided to go beyond what the law requires ... Today I have the highest-level security certificates from NATO and the EU," said Galko.

According to law, the Slovak President, Prime Minister and ministers have a right to acquaint themselves with all confidential Slovak documents. "Based on this lawful right, the first thing Defence Minister Galko did after taking over the ministry was automatically take the screening test in order to achieve clearance to study NATO and EU documents of the highest level of confidentiality," said Rudolf.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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