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

I only hit myself. Ministry publishes documents about Lučanský suicide

After the first incident two weeks before his death, the former police boss asked his lawyer to refute disinformation about his injury.5. Jan 2021, at 15:21

Kováčik was selling decisions and information, charges say

The former top special prosecutor may have leaked information about police informants to criminals.22. Dec 2020, at 11:50

How the mafia took over the police. Detained tax inspector tells his story

Police arrests their former bosses. Here is what one of the members of their group told investigators.14. Dec 2020, at 17:02

Ľudovít Makó

Fico and Kotleba have not been fined for being maskless yet

The police are dealing with violent protesters, but no politician has been penalized for calling on people not to wear masks.2. Dec 2020, at 19:38

Corruption investigation goes on. Investigators come close to Smer

Some of the people arrested on corruption charges in the past few months are now cooperating with the police. They also mention Fico.10. Nov 2020, at 13:33

Former Police Corps president Tibor Gašpar is in custody. Robert Kaliňák (left) and Robert Fico (right) still stand behind him.

Drugs sold right in front of cameras. Bratislava’s Pentagon concerns both inhabitants and police

People talk about inactivity, the police talk about limited powers.5. Nov 2020, at 15:36

Pentagon is situated in Bratislava's Vrakuňa borough.

Was the testing overpriced? Neither gov't nor opposition show data

It is not yet clear how much the nationwide testing costs, Košice authorities say they spent one million.3. Nov 2020, at 16:18

Nationwide coronavirus testing in Bratislava, October 31, 2020.

Sereď drug mafia to appear in court after many years of operation

For two decades, the town of Sereď has been home to drug dealers. The first of them will stand trial in late September.10. Sep 2020, at 10:47

The police carry out their last 'Venal 4' search related to the drug mafia on August 17, 2020 in the town of Sereď.

How beaten Roma became suspected criminals

The European Court for Human Rights recently ruled in favour of two of the Roma injured in the Moldava raid seven years ago. This is how the case unfolded over time.7. Sep 2020, at 10:26

Budulovská settlement of Moldava nad Bodvou

What the verdict in the Kuciak murder case means for the prosecution

The Supreme Court cannot simply overturn the verdict.3. Sep 2020, at 17:36

Marian Kočner and his lawyer Marek Para.

Andrej Kiska's successor elected

The smallest coalition party Za Ľudí talks about unity, but they ended the congress with a conflict.10. Aug 2020, at 7:23

Veronika Remišová replaces Andrej Kiska as the Za Ľudí chair.

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.