President Ivan Gasparovic decided today to rid head of the SIS secret service head Karol Mitrik of his oath of secrecy so that he can divulge information about the Gorilla reports into corruption allegations, TASR reports.
It took Gasparovic two weeks to decide what to do, or be advised about what to do, as the first request to remove the oath of secrecy from Mitrik came on January 12. Instead of making his own decision, Gasparovic asked SIS itself what it thought about the idea, and so his decision fell only now after receiving the reply from SIS on Monday.
Nobody really knows what to expect from the move, but it was certainly the first stumbling block standing in the way of any real investigation. Even interior minister Daniel Lipsic feels that cancelling the oath of secrecy is just the first piece in a very large mosaic.