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Reports: SaS nominates Ján Stano as NBÚ boss

Coalition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) has nominated Ján Stano to become head of the National Security Bureau (NBÚ) TV news channel TA3 reported in its evening bulletins on Tuesday, April 5. TA3 cited SaS leader Richard Sulík as having confirmed the nomination. The Sme daily also reported Stano’s nomination in its Wednesday issue. The NBÚ is responsible for vetting candidates for sensitive state positions, or for jobs which involve access to confidential material.

Coalition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) has nominated Ján Stano to become head of the National Security Bureau (NBÚ) TV news channel TA3 reported in its evening bulletins on Tuesday, April 5. TA3 cited SaS leader Richard Sulík as having confirmed the nomination. The Sme daily also reported Stano’s nomination in its Wednesday issue. The NBÚ is responsible for vetting candidates for sensitive state positions, or for jobs which involve access to confidential material.

However, not all coalition parties are likely to agree to Stano taking the job, as his CV includes time spent working for the Slovak Information Service (SIS), Slovakia’s main intelligence organisation, under Ivan Lexa in the 1990s, an era which is viewed extremely negatively by many in the current ruling coalition. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) is reported to have already raised some concerns.

The leaders of the four coalition parties discussed the name proposed by SaS at their meeting on Monday, but did not make a final decision. "As it was a new name to us, we have agreed to comment on the nomination in a week," said Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)).

Sources: TA3, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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