Report : 4% of state officials used to be spies

Report : 4% of state officials used to be spies
Around 4% of current officials who currently serve in state institutions used to collaborate with former State Secret Service during the communist regime. This is confirmed by the latest report published by Authority for Information on the Documents of former State Secret Service. “4% of state officials who were screened resulted problematic, while 96% of them had no problems during the past”, he underlined.

Expressed in figures, of the 463 candidates or state officials that have been screened, 17 of them have appeared amongst documents belonging to former Secret Services. It is said that they’ve held different positions within this service.

For the past two years, 30 individuals were found to be collaborators of former Secret Services.

“The screening process indicates that the total number of people who appear in former Security Service documents is 30. 13 of them were discovered in 2017, while the rest was discovered in 2018”, experts of the Authority for Information on the Documents of former State Secret Service.

This authority also says that the number of candidates who have been screened before being appointed or being promoted in the past two years was 1284 and 1254 of them appeared to have no problems.

On the other hand the Authority for Information on the Documents of former State Secret Service underlines that last year, there’s been an increase by 50% in the demands to screen different individuals in order to find out whether or not they have collaborated with Secret Services.

Meanwhile, the reform in the judicial system has also discovered individuals who were connected to former Secret Services during the communist past.

“As far as nominations in judicial institutions are concerned, the number of screened candidates was 294. 5 of them were discovered to be former collaborators of the Secret Services”, experts say.