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Name of proposed head of Slovak Security Office vetted at coalition meeting

The outgoing head of Slovakia’s National Security Office (NBÚ), František Blanárik, still does not know the name of his successor to the post he resigned from in early March as the leaders of the coalition parties discussed a name proposed by Freedom and Solidarity party at their meeting on April 4 without making a final decision, the TASR newswire reported. "As it was a new name to us, we agreed to comment on the nomination in a week," Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told TASR.

The outgoing head of Slovakia’s National Security Office (NBÚ), František Blanárik, still does not know the name of his successor to the post he resigned from in early March as the leaders of the coalition parties discussed a name proposed by Freedom and Solidarity party at their meeting on April 4 without making a final decision, the TASR newswire reported.

"As it was a new name to us, we agreed to comment on the nomination in a week," Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told TASR.

Blanárik stepped down from his post four weeks ago but is expected to lead the NBÚ until the end of April. He resigned because he said he refused to become a tool in intelligence games aimed at scandalising him. His security clearances have been questioned in the media. Blanárik's mandate for the top post at NBÚ was scheduled to run to September 2013.

Source: TASR

For more information on the situation, please see NBÚ chief leaves under a cloud

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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