Právo: government to discuss plans for bolstering country’s counter-intelligence

On Monday the Interior Minister Ivan Langer is to present plans to the government on increasing the number of specialists in the country’s counter-intelligence service. They will focus on counter-terrorism as well as the financial and economic sectors and IT security, the daily Právo reports. According to the paper’s Saturday edition, the proposed expansion should bolster the service by some 50 individuals. Právo writes that Mr Langer’s report does not state specific reasons for the increased threat of terrorism in the Czech Republic; some analysts say the increased threat is related to the possible stationing of a US radar base on Czech territory.

Author: Jan Velinger