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.

List of authors articles

Kuciak murder trial culminates: A convict points at Bödör, accuses him of fabricating a cover story

Businessman close to Smer, Norber Bödör, is currently in custody for another case. Andruskó points a finger at him and says he has covered up the murder.21. Jul 2020, at 20:30

Zoltán Andruskó in court.

Why are there so many castles in Slovakia?

The story of Slovakia’s castles with a map, dozens of pictures and a list of top 10 castles.28. May 2020, at 17:00

Romantic Bojnice Castle is one of Slovakia’s favourite tourist destinations.
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Matovič wants to make blocking of highways a crime

He praised farmers last year, but reprimands fitness trainers now.26. May 2020, at 14:01


Former PM was dragged into the process with Kočner

Robert Fico and a Constitutional Court judge mentioned in the messages recently restored from the mobster's phone.7. May 2020, at 10:45

Marian Kočner and his lawyers.

Former defence minister filed a criminal complaint against the media

Martin Glváč moved from denying the authenticity of the communication to denying it could be published in the public's interest.28. Apr 2020, at 21:53

Pictures from Glvac that the police secured from Alena Zsuzsova's phone.

Lie detector, cinema discounts and pensions for ex-spies. The most interesting parts of the manifesto

Take a look at the selected laws, measures and changes the Matovič government is planning to make.20. Apr 2020, at 12:01

The Igor Matovič government introduced its programme statement on April 19.

Black Hawks and daily plans. How testing is carried out in excluded communities

COVID-19 has so far been detected in 14 settlements, and there are more than a thousand such communities in Slovakia.16. Apr 2020, at 11:56

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