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

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

Waiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worse

The number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.3. Jan 2019, at 14:58

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.

Another investigative journalist leaves public TV broadcaster

Further conflicts have arisen after RTVS did not extend the contract of the reporter working on the investigative news programme Reportéri.11. Dec 2018, at 16:16

Ladislav Ďurkovič

Slovak court saw threat in Greenpeace activists

Greenpeace activists were released from custody after the general prosecutor said there was no reason keep them in detention.4. Dec 2018, at 22:14

The banner Greenpeace activists placed on the Nováky mine tower.

Malinová case: Protraction and insensitive approach

Hungary has finally closed the controversial case involving an attack against a Hungarian-speaking woman in Slovakia.26. Nov 2018, at 11:38

Hedviga Žáková (formerly Malinová)

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.20. Nov 2018, at 15:40

Ján Kuciak

IPI’s Spillmann: Slovaks sent promising message to Europe

IPI representatives honoured the memory of Ján Kuciak.8. Nov 2018, at 11:21

Markus Spillmann is the IPI Executive Board chair. He was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14.

Man who bashed ex-girlfriend’s head fined with €1,500

Prosecutor agreed with the fine for the man who broke the nose of his ex-girlfriend.2. Nov 2018, at 10:36

Edina Váradyová was attacked by ex-boyfriend.

Rector, minister, president. Why nobody halted the plagiarists’ appointment?

None of the concerned parties see their role in evaluating the moral qualities of the candidate for professor.25. Sep 2018, at 12:26

Marian Vanderka

School resembling cult continues

Witnesses talk about hand to hand combat, inappropriate touching and community life at elementary school going by the name Two Hands.19. Sep 2018, at 13:24

Aleš Štesko is former director of elementary school going by the name Two Hands.

Man from Russian sanction list trained president’s and PM’s bodyguards

Denis Riauzov is on the sanctions list and the secret services believe he is a Russian agent.19. Sep 2018, at 1:16

Security analyst: People from central Europe also join Jihadists

V4 countries are not a target for terrorists, nor a significant source of fighters, but they serve for logistic purposes.13. Sep 2018, at 10:56

Kacper Rekawek is Head of Defence and Security Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute.

Young Roma beats the odds and is heading for a master’s degree

Ján Lakatoš is one of the first graduates of the program for Roma willing to study economics.29. Aug 2018, at 12:15

Ján Lakatoš

Political scientist: Vietnamese kidnappers maybe did not care about being exposed

Trinh Xuan Thanh was a typical Vietnamese red prince.22. Aug 2018, at 15:22

Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam.