Roman Cuprik

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. He covers political and social news.

List of authors articles

Sport, torture and guns; Palach was a fighter

The death of Ján Palach inspired protests that led to the overthrow of the communist regime.16. Jan 2019, at 18:26

Jan Palach

Waiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worse

The number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.3. Jan 2019, at 14:58

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.

Another investigative journalist leaves public TV broadcaster

Further conflicts have arisen after RTVS did not extend the contract of the reporter working on the investigative news programme Reportéri.11. Dec 2018, at 16:16

Ladislav Ďurkovič

Slovak court saw threat in Greenpeace activists

Greenpeace activists were released from custody after the general prosecutor said there was no reason keep them in detention.4. Dec 2018, at 22:14

The banner Greenpeace activists placed on the Nováky mine tower.

Malinová case: Protraction and insensitive approach

Hungary has finally closed the controversial case involving an attack against a Hungarian-speaking woman in Slovakia.26. Nov 2018, at 11:38

Hedviga Žáková (formerly Malinová)

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.20. Nov 2018, at 15:40

Ján Kuciak

IPI’s Spillmann: Slovaks sent promising message to Europe

IPI representatives honoured the memory of Ján Kuciak.8. Nov 2018, at 11:21

Markus Spillmann is the IPI Executive Board chair. He was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14.

Man who bashed ex-girlfriend’s head fined with €1,500

Prosecutor agreed with the fine for the man who broke the nose of his ex-girlfriend.2. Nov 2018, at 10:36

Edina Váradyová was attacked by ex-boyfriend.

Rector, minister, president. Why nobody halted the plagiarists’ appointment?

None of the concerned parties see their role in evaluating the moral qualities of the candidate for professor.25. Sep 2018, at 12:26

Marian Vanderka

School resembling cult continues

Witnesses talk about hand to hand combat, inappropriate touching and community life at elementary school going by the name Two Hands.19. Sep 2018, at 13:24

Aleš Štesko is former director of elementary school going by the name Two Hands.

Man from Russian sanction list trained president’s and PM’s bodyguards

Denis Riauzov is on the sanctions list and the secret services believe he is a Russian agent.19. Sep 2018, at 1:16

Security analyst: People from central Europe also join Jihadists

V4 countries are not a target for terrorists, nor a significant source of fighters, but they serve for logistic purposes.13. Sep 2018, at 10:56

Kacper Rekawek is Head of Defence and Security Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute.

Young Roma beats the odds and is heading for a master’s degree

Ján Lakatoš is one of the first graduates of the program for Roma willing to study economics.29. Aug 2018, at 12:15

Ján Lakatoš

Political scientist: Vietnamese kidnappers maybe did not care about being exposed

Trinh Xuan Thanh was a typical Vietnamese red prince.22. Aug 2018, at 15:22

Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam.

Hungarian oligarchs expand to Slovakia

Hungarian firms investigated by EU’s anti-fraud office try to do business in Slovakia.7. Aug 2018, at 12:57

István Tiborcz

Measles might spread further west

Police will assist the vaccination in communities from where the epidemic spread.12. Jul 2018, at 15:12

Football manager charged with extremism may circumvent punishment

Slovak football has long history of racism displays and unethical behaviour.4. Jul 2018, at 11:28

Ivan Kmotrík Jr.

Slovak high-tech fortress hosts cryptominers

A Slovak cryptofarm using actors and a data centre for promotion caught the eye of the worldwide IT community.12. Jun 2018, at 15:41

A building owned by Igor Rattaj where cryptominers rent the spaces. The Slovak Finance Ministry also has a floor there.
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Why police will not find your bike

Increasing number of stolen bikes provoke people into buying better locks.29. May 2018, at 16:48

Several Christians disagree with Church’s stance towards extremists

The extremist ĽSNS party drafted a bill limiting abortions in Slovakia, creating an awkward situation for the Church.21. May 2018, at 15:23

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