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Slovakia to sign additional protocol on prevention of terrorism

The Cabinet gave its approval for Slovakia to sign the Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, which is a response to so-called foreign terrorist fighters.

FAM Miroslav Lajčák(Source: SITA)

The protocol defines such fighters as people who enter conflict zones with the intention of committing terrorist acts there or of participating in armed conflicts. The cabinet passed the proposal to sign the protocol on August 17.

Justice Ministry legislation section director Juraj Palúš explained for the TASR newswire that the protocol is against the financing of individual terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters. Palúš said that some of the measures stemming from the protocol were already adopted as part of an anti-terrorist package last year.

The government has commissioned Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská and Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák with analysing the additional protocol and with proposing legislative changes if deemed necessary, in order to implement the protocol.

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