Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative for Media Freedom has called in Vienna to the Slovak authorities as soon as possible explanation of the affair intercept illegal activities related to military intelligence. In a letter to the Slovak Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda expressed the hope that "the guilty will be punished in an exemplary".
According to representatives of the OSCE Microcameras scandal "threatens media freedom in Slovakia and is inconsistent with international obligations of that country." She admitted though that the Slovak authorities have condemned the tapping of journalists, however, demanded full information about the results of an investigation into this matter.
The wiretapping scandal surprising announced a few days ago, the largest newspaper in Slovakia - "Novy time." Its journalists argue that the Slovak military intelligence eavesdropping not only journalists, but also watched the Prime Minister Iveta Radičová.
Newspaper refers to a document entitled "Lady", which contains information on Radičová and her views. The existence of the document confirmed the newspaper two independent sources. News on your premier Won through a network of informants.
Interview primarily interested in how the relationship has Radičová to former Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Chrena Martin, who had to leave the resort because of a conflict of interest. Chren he was a co-owner of a consulting firm that implemented a state contract.
In addition, the document mentions a telephone conversation with the head of the coalition Radičová Freedom and Solidarity Party (SaS), while then-President Richard Sulikiem parliament.
News on one of the biggest scandals in the history of Slovakia bugging came to light earlier this week. Newspapers reported that agents of military intelligence and counterintelligence VOS VSS eavesdropped telephone conversations Michael TA3 television chief and journalists Guczika leftist newspaper "Pravda". An interview also collected information about their health, intimate life, etc.
In connection with the scandal in the government position on Tuesday lost his Defence Minister Lubomir Galko, which are subject involved in her care. Radičová decided that the Minister Galko must go, because the responsibility of military intelligence. Prime Minister reaffirmed the press releases about podsłuchach and stressed that such practices are against the law.
Clarification of the case demanded that President Ivan wiretaps Gaszparovicz. The investigation continues.