F. Blanarik: Head of security office NBU resigns
Head of the National Security Office (NBU), Frantisek Blanarik, has resigned after the recent controversy over his involvement with the former communist secret police StB.
In a statement Blanarik said “As I refuse to be used as a tool for some media games, intended to scandalise certain people, including myself, instead of evaluating the results of the NBU and its position in international structures, I have decided to resign as head of the NBU”.
Blanarik handed his resignation in person to parliamentary chairman Richard Sulik, whose SaS party is also in charge of the NBU post. Sulik, who had given the go-ahead to have Blanarik checked, said he respected Blanarik’s decision and that they would be proposing a replacement candidate soon.