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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.

List of authors articles

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 cryptominersVideo

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.

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

Illustrative stock photo

The biggest survey showed the lives of LGBT people

They are mostly liberals but a third of them consider themselves to be Catholics.17. May 2018, at 13:01

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Comenius University accepted plagiaristic works from Germans

German media reported on suspicions of plagiarism and the difficulty of stripping people of Slovak degrees.11. Apr 2018, at 22:37

Comenius University in Bratislava

Roads full of potholes; drivers can claim compensation

Drivers with damaged cars due to pothole need to persuade courts that the pothole surprised them.11. Apr 2018, at 11:33

How an unknown collaborator with Široký took control over EU-funds

At the beginning of his career, Ľubomír Jahnátek was more of a figure of fun but later he was connected to scandal.5. Apr 2018, at 9:48

Ľubomír Jahnátek

Kuciak extended a list of traumatising murders

Slovakia has many experiences with unsolved murders that have affected society.28. Mar 2018, at 20:36

Memorial commemorating Daniel Tupý’s death on the Tyršovo Embankment.

Kaliňák survived more than 10 scandals before

The past scandals of Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák involved corruption, cronyism and non-standard processes at the Interior Ministry and police office.12. Mar 2018, at 16:09

Robert Klaiňák and his scandals.

Documentary shows civilians training for war

The Slovak Levies says that they are neutral, but they are training with the Russians and want to enter politics.8. Mar 2018, at 6:30

Slovak Levies during training.

Can journalists turn to police when threatened?

In the past, journalists who tried to turn to police because of threats were usually turned down.1. Mar 2018, at 18:02

Marián Kočner

Valček Interview: With Ján Kuciak, we got to the Mafia through Trošková

Reporter of the Sme daily Adam Valček initially cooperated with Ján Kuciak, the murdered journalist, on the case of Italian Mafia.28. Feb 2018, at 19:21

Adam Valček

Beating, burning cars and paranoia - Slovak investigative journalists talk about their work

Slovak journalists admit they were often afraid but hardly any of them thought their adversaries would dare kill a journalist.27. Feb 2018, at 12:56

Journalists Monika Tódová (l) and Mária Benedikovičová

Even public figures struggle to find school for Aspies

The incorrect education of children with Asperger's syndrome can lead to suicide. Abroad they are able to have a normal life.8. Feb 2018, at 12:48

Private broadcaster TV JOJ’s former reporter Michaela Saleh Suríniová

Slovakia prepares for African swine fever

African swine fever is spreading over EU countries at a time when Slovakia is battling the overpopulation of wild boars.24. Jan 2018, at 12:40

Foreigners have to wait even outside Bratislava

The queue machine stops issuing tickets due to a high number of applicants at the Foreigners’ Police Department in Dunajská Streda.10. Jan 2018, at 15:39

The hall serving as the waiting room at the Foreigners’ Police Department in the town of Dunajská Streda.

Tragic car crash united caregivers

Caregivers met with the president and demanded the increase of their wages.4. Jan 2018, at 9:13