Slovakia. The cult has supposedly infiltrated high
government positions and even attained access to secret
information.

Central Europe infiltration

Vienna, Austria
November 17, 2001
Die Presse

by Christoph Thanei

Pressburg. The controversial Scientology cult
supposedly has access to the most secret and vital
information in the Slovak government. According to the
newspaper "Pravda," homeland security and the
National Security Office have already issued a warning
of serious security risk. That is because not only the
government's "Govnet" internal information system, but
also the Defense Ministry's personal information system
were produced by a company said to be under
Scientology control.

Private companies Softip and a company by the name
of KISS, in which Softip has shares, have obtained
both contracts in the regular bids, held independently of
each other. According to "Pravda," the government has
already invested 630 million shillings in the Govnet
project. The government had planned closed sessions
on Thursday to discuss immediate contract
cancellations, "Pravda" reported a government official
as saying. Because of opposition by an individual
cabinet member the session was postponed.

Scientology is not recognized in Slovakia as a religious
denomination. According to unofficial intelligence
information conveyed by "Pravda," Scientology has
approached several of the nation's high-ranking
representatives.