Slovakia plans new law to make it easier to monitor foreigners

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico’s government has plans for a new law that would make it easier to monitor foreigners living in Slovakia. The proposal comes as Fico says security services need more leeway in combating potential terrorists.

“Countries should adopt laws that will free their hands if it comes to, for example, the information about the privacy,” Fico said on the political talk show Sobotné Dialógy broadcast by the public-service RTVS.

In response to the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, Fico said that Slovakia cannot behave as if terrorism is not a problem. According to him, the law will apply only in cases where there are obvious threat to national security.

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