About author

Roman Cuprik joined The Slovak Spectator team in March 2012 as a staff writer after contributing to the 2011 edition of Spectacular Slovakia. He graduated with a master’s degree from the journalism department of Comenius University in Bratislava. 
In addition to being a contributor to The Slovak Spectator he has been writing for Slovak daily SME since 2015. At SME he covers crime and corruption news.

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UPDATED: March 10, 2020 at 11:11

Who will sit in Slovakia's next government?

President Zuzana Čaputová has already accepted all the nominations, and will appoint the new cabinet on March 21.19. Mar 2020, at 11:15

The representatives of the future coalition parties (l-r): Boris Kollár of Sme Rodina, Igor Matovič of OĽaNO, Veronika Remišová of Za Ľudí and Richard Sulík of SaS

How Kočner manipulated his judges

Judge Sklenka testified about bribes.13. Mar 2020, at 15:52

Kočner at a court in Bratislava.

Kollár is the lesser evil for Matovič. What is the problem with his past?

Boris Kollár claims he has never been part of the mafia.5. Mar 2020, at 16:47

Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina)

Kotleba keeps his support, fears over further rise of the far right dispelled for now

The far right has repeated its result from 2016.1. Mar 2020, at 12:09

Marian Kotleba (white shirt) and his supporters

Second "secret poll" confirms observers' expectations

Slovakia's voters defied the ban on polls through a crowdfunding campaign.26. Feb 2020, at 15:12

The Slovak parliament approved the law on a 50-day moratorium on pre-election polls on November 26, 2019

Kočner set up escape plan the day of arrest

A plane to Croatia was set up the day he was arrested, with a yacht waiting to sail to international waters.14. Feb 2020, at 14:00

Kočner in a blue jacket and sunglasses.

How Zsuzsová ‘grazed sheep’ for Kočner

Communications the police found during investigation of Kuciak’s murder case tell the story of the woman who ordered murders and seduced politicians.11. Feb 2020, at 17:42

Alena Zsuzsova

What did the police find when they seized Kočner’s car?

Materials found in the car confirm Kočner's multiple deceptions.30. Jan 2020, at 0:07

The car in which the police found Marian Kočner's compromising documents and other items.

From star journalist to Kočner's friend: Who is Peter Tóth?

The man who followed journalists for Kočner is a key witness in the Kuciak murder trial.15. Jan 2020, at 11:21

Peter Toth as a witness in court on January 15, 2020.

Drivers get their privileges revoked for marijuana use

The police do not differentiate between alcohol and marijuana.8. Jan 2020, at 23:44

One third of Slovaks aged 15-34 have experience with marijuana, and 9.3 percent of respondents took marijuana in 2016, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction found in 2017.

Young actress' suicide highlights problem with youth unwilling to live

The number of suicide attempts among children has doubled in the past ten years.7. Jan 2020, at 16:40

Illustrative stock photo

Pensioner awarded for uncovering land fraud

The deceased have been selling land in the east of Slovakia including to a racketeer.21. Nov 2019, at 1:41

Mária Sisáková received the White Crow (Biela vrana) award on November 17, 2019

Lipšic: The claim that Tóth meddled with Threema is pure speculation

The indirect evidence is enough for other murders too, said the lawyer representing the family of murdered Ján Kuciak.7. Nov 2019, at 14:43

Lawyer and ex-politician Daniel Lipšic

Millions fly. How they organised kickbacks

Some quotes from the Gorilla recording leaked to the media on October 16.17. Oct 2019, at 13:55

People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek.

MPs and information from secret services were for sale. Recording shows Kočner’s world

Kočner and Trnka discussed corruption.15. Oct 2019, at 15:14

Marian Kočner

Kočner's defence will cast doubts on Threema

Problems with breaking the encryption on the iPhone X have also been reported abroad.8. Oct 2019, at 14:42

Marian Kočner and his lawyer Marek Para in court.

Voices on the Gorilla recording are authentic

The recording, found in the house of Marian Kočner, could advance the case of the biggest corruption scandal of the 2000's.27. Sep 2019, at 10:29

People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek.

Kočner might try to escape during transport

Marian Kočner will be tried in Bratislava on Monday. There are rumours he might try to run.6. Sep 2019, at 6:25

Police search Kočner's place in Bratislava, October 16.

Blog: How I fainted during my first blood donation and why I will try it again

Foreigners with permanent or temporary residence can donate blood too.28. Aug 2019, at 21:32

Firstimer during blood donation.

Former secret agents collect dirt on people and offer their services

People who conducted the illegal surveillance of journalists prior to the murder of Kuciak included several former intelligence service agents.20. Jun 2019, at 17:05

Peter Tóth