Interior minister requests meeting of National Security Council

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has requested a meeting of the National Security Council in connection with the allegations of corruption surrounding the state-owned company Czech Post, which falls under the Interior Ministry, and himself. Minister Chovanec requested the meeting citing a threat to the economic interests of the state-owned company and efforts to destabilize the situation at the Interior Ministry. The allegations of corruption, according to which a member of the Social Democratic Party requested a 3 million crown bribe, of which one million was to be for Minister Chovanec himself, appeared on the internet news site The minister has rejected the allegations and is filing charges of slander. The matter is being investigated by the police. The meeting of the National Security Council is to be held on Thursday.