Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SIS adopts more security measures before EU summit

Slovak security forces have vastly more work due to the worse security situation in Europe.

Slovak security forces take security measures during the EU summit in Bratislava on September 16.(Source: TASR)

The Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) fully participates in the preparation process of the EU summit in Bratislava on September 16, and has adopted adequate security measures to guarantee smooth functioning of the event, the TASR newswire reported.

SIS’s spokesman Branislav Zvara informed that the intelligence authority in close cooperation with other Slovak security forces as well as foreign partners has prepared during Slovakia’s EU Council presidency a number of measures to eliminate potential security risks.

“SIS does not overestimate, but also does not underestimate any security risks which could not be ruled out in such events,” Zvara told TASR, adding that all capacities of SIS are currently focusing on these risks.

Read also: Read also:In mid-September, Bratislava turns into a fortress

Zvara emphasised that the security situation in Europe has gotten worse in recent years and months, therefore all Slovak security forces have much more work. Synergy and cooperation of foreign intelligence services plays also significant role, he said.

“The most important things are intensive exchange of intelligence information and improvement of the ability to take adequate security measures in real time,” Zvara said.

However, Zvara added that SIS could not disclose more details of its operational work because it would infringe the law on the protection of classified information and hinder the efficiency of taken measures, TASR reported.

Topic: EU presidency


Top stories

Slovakia responds cautiously to possible EC-Gazprom deal

EC says commitments by Gazprom would improve trade in Russian gas in Europe.

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference regarding Gazprom at EU headquarters in Brussels on March 13.

Verdict reached on attacker in the case of the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi bar Video

This is the third sentence concerning the attacks in front of the bar, but the main trial still waits for expert opinion.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between March 24 and Apr 2, including concerts, ballet, dance, comedy show, meeting, courses, festivals, exhibitions and more.

Hostages to fortune

Britain will trigger Article 50 to leave the EU on 29 March. She and her EU partners could, and should, guarantee the rights of their citizens living abroad – including tens of thousands of Slovaks in the UK. That…

Theresa May announced Brexit will start on March 29.