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Cabinet agrees Magala will head National Security Authority

Former SIS intelligence agency director Jozef Magala is set to become the new director of the National Security Authority (NBÚ), Slovakia’s main vetting agency. The cabinet agreed his nomination to the post on Wednesday, May 2; his nomination must now be approved by parliament, the SITA newswire wrote.

Former SIS intelligence agency director Jozef Magala is set to become the new director of the National Security Authority (NBÚ), Slovakia’s main vetting agency. The cabinet agreed his nomination to the post on Wednesday, May 2; his nomination must now be approved by parliament, the SITA newswire wrote.

Magala will replace František Blanárik, a Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) nominee, who resigned months ago but has remained in office due to the previous coalition government’s failure to agree on his replacement. Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) was allowed to name candidates for the job but objections were raised against a series of its nominees. Just as SaS MP Kamil Krnáč was finally agreed as the nominee, the government lost a vote of confidence and Krnáč was never formally appointed by parliament.

Smer’s overwhelming majority in the current parliament means that the cabinet’s approval virtually assures Magala’s appointment.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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