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Roman Cuprik

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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.

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Time and legislation play into the hands of prosecuted businessman

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák is again facing suspicions that he has been helping prosecuted businessman Ladislav Bašternák.28. Mar 2017, at 23:49

A police car standing in front of the residential complex on Tupého Street.

We were joking before the trip, women from the first transport to Auschwitz recallVideo

On March 25, Slovakia marked 75 years since the first transport of Jews to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.27. Mar 2017, at 23:24

Memory institute struggles with communists

It is hard to rehabilitate victims of socialist crimes and even harder to punish the people responsible for them, according to the Nation’s Memory Institute.21. Mar 2017, at 16:50

The Hartmut Tautz memorial in Slovakia

What Slovakia loses when it neglects the Roma

If the employment rate of Roma matched that of the majority, the labour market would get 150,000 people it badly needs.15. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Despite som community projects, the lfie of Roma seems to be harder now, illustrative stock photo.

Firms divide rivers for eurofunds

There are 203 small hydropower plants in Slovakia producing less than 3 percent of consumed energy.14. Mar 2017, at 17:02

Small hydropower plant Tekov

Top scandals vanish in Dušan Kováčik’s office

Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik has not submitted any criminal lawsuits in 61 cases he has been supervising during eight years in the post.7. Mar 2017, at 16:15

Dušan Kováčik

Poles, Swedes rid Europe of Slovak arms

Europol estimates that criminals have smuggled around 10,000 Slovak weapons into the EU market.1. Mar 2017, at 10:14

Submachine gun model 61.

Hoaxes ascend to mainstream politics

False claims frequently target minorities.16. Feb 2017, at 12:40

Roma settlement in Markušovce

Former neo-Nazi: You should have a beer with extremists

Neo-Nazi skinhead groups operate like a religious cult, says a former member Christian Picciolini who has launched an exit project for people like himself.7. Feb 2017, at 15:54

Christian Picciolini

Former Bratislava employees break silence on bullying

In general, 94 people left Bratislava municipality in 2015.2. Feb 2017, at 14:35

Bratislava’s Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal

Holocaust survivor: We lived in a hole like rats

Herman Schlosser experienced Anti-Semitism even after World War 2 ended.26. Jan 2017, at 14:25

Herman Schlosser

Seven more Slovaks recognised as Righteous Among the Nations

Also President Andrej Kiska attended the event.25. Jan 2017, at 20:10

Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Slovak Republic Zvi Aviner Vapni

Government repeated the same lies in 2016

The number of lies stated by top politicians increased in 2016, according to a survey.17. Jan 2017, at 14:47

Prime Minister Robert Fico

State covering clergy wages not an issue for Fico

Churches and the government have been discussing clergy wages since 2011.11. Jan 2017, at 14:40

Archbishop of Bratislava Stanislav Zvolenský with Prime Minister Robert Fico.

New castle of Bratislava millionaire attracts touristsPhoto

A Bratislava businessman has been building a castle as a present for his son since 2009 without using electricity.3. Jan 2017, at 15:12

Castle Marcus

Survey: Smer fails to name source of extremism

Generally, Slovaks in the poorer regions of Slovakia refuse democracy.21. Dec 2016, at 12:20

Slovaks? Actually, say foreigners, they’re not so bad

Guide to foreigners' experiences should help newcomers settle.15. Dec 2016, at 15:00

At first blush, Slovaks can appear to be unfriendly.

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