Roman Cuprik

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

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

Chachaland summer camp goes into operation despite child abuse claims

The Interior Ministry cannot ban the camp. The courts could do so, but it may take years.1. May 2019, at 21:32

The ChaChaLand summer camp offers, on its website, a game, in which children pass a card to one another with their mouths.

Surprising testimony tests the quality of Kuciak’s murder investigation

Miroslav Marček confessed that he was not just the driver but shot Ján Kuciak to death.17. Apr 2019, at 12:49

The police officer in Veľká Mača at the site of Kuciak and Kušnírová's murder.

What were the links between Kočner and Penta?

Penta partner Jaroslav Haščák revealed some connections.26. Mar 2019, at 13:40

Jaroslav Haščák

Ethiopian crash victim: A Slovakian charity worker dedicated her life to Africa

Danica Olexová wanted people to see the positive side of the Dark Continent.14. Mar 2019, at 14:57

Danica Olexová (left) helped people in Africa all her life.

How financial groups get richer while farmers protest

Farmers’ disputes over land take too long, which leads to their bankruptcy.13. Mar 2019, at 10:42

Farmers are starting to get anxious.

P. Tóth: I did not monitor journalists. I paparazzied them

Former agent Peter Tóth posted a video in which he contradicts his previous testimony which he gave to the police as a secret witness.7. Mar 2019, at 10:53

Former secret agent and journalist Peter Tóth

Alena Zsuzsová: The woman charged with three murders

Business, politics and murders. Her story resembles a thriller.28. Jan 2019, at 12:49

Alena Zs. arrives at the Specialised Criminal Court in Banská Bystrica.

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