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Merger of spy agencies mooted

THE SLOVAK Information Service (SIS), the country’s primary intelligence agency, could at some point be merged with the military intelligence services, whose internal structures are to be rearranged from the beginning of 2013. Prime Minister Robert Fico considers a complete merger of all of Slovakia’s intelligence services to be an open issue at that moment.

THE SLOVAK Information Service (SIS), the country’s primary intelligence agency, could at some point be merged with the military intelligence services, whose internal structures are to be rearranged from the beginning of 2013. Prime Minister Robert Fico considers a complete merger of all of Slovakia’s intelligence services to be an open issue at that moment.

“The first step we want to make is to merge the military intelligence services; then we will discuss the relationship of SIS with the merged Military Intelligence. At this time we are talking about an intermediate step,” Fico stated, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

The Defence Ministry has prepared a draft amendment to the military intelligence services law which on January 1, 2013, will combine the Military Defence Intelligence (VOS) counter-intelligence service with the Military Intelligence Service (VSS) to form a merged unit, Military Intelligence. The ministry’s draft is currently undergoing interdepartmental review.

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