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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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Police reconsider training methods after killing a hostage

The Police corps lack a helicopter during car chases and a simulator for shooting from a moving car.21. Jun 2017, at 14:55

Civic campaign expert: Anticorruption protests are too ambitious

Smer will not permit serious personnel changes simply due to students' protests, according to expert on civic campaigns, Juraj Rizman.14. Jun 2017, at 7:10

Juraj Rizman

Political prisoners are against Memory Institute reform

Coalition proposes change to legislation that would remove Ondrej Krajňák from the post of head of the National Memory Institute.6. Jun 2017, at 20:08

Ondrej Krajňák, head of the National Memory Institute.

Another police raid shows lack of equipment and trainingVideo

Police have been waiting for promised body cameras since 2013.30. May 2017, at 12:59

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.24. May 2017, at 14:37

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.
UPDATED: 17. May 2017, at 10:15

UPDATED: Interior Minister refuses to leave after avoiding competition

Office for Public Procurement may impose a €260,000 fine on the Interior Ministry for avoiding public procurement when acquiring client centre.16. May 2017, at 16:05

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

State-funded Anti-Fascistic Union spreads pro-Russian propaganda

Interior Ministry investigates activities of the Union of Anti-Fascistic Warriors.9. May 2017, at 17:48

Also communists give speeches at Union of Anti-Fascistic Warriors events.

Interior Ministry bought flats from Bašternák’s brother

State lost around €1 million on deal, according to opposition.4. May 2017, at 23:34

Land on Rajská street.

Police pursue MPs for racist statements

Parliament, police and even Facebook are dealing with comments made by extremists of the ĽSNS party.3. May 2017, at 8:54

L-R: Mazurek and Mizík in parliament on February 1, refusing to apologise.

Government ignores anticorruption demandsPhoto

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.25. Apr 2017, at 12:51

Why big fish are not in jail

The most infamous corruption cases have been halted by the offices of special prosecutor Dušan Kováčik and police chief Tibor Gašpar.18. Apr 2017, at 15:54

Dušan Kováčik

I was digging in the ground, crying

The League Against Cancer helps people overcome cancer-related depression.11. Apr 2017, at 14:41

Marián Božík

Media face fines for improper use of 'Great Britain'

The Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority informed the media that fines can be up to €6600.6. Apr 2017, at 23:08

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.

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