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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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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

Mountain guide: Taking children on some mountain climbs calls for social workers

Climbing irons enable people to climb steep, icy mountains but they will not protect them from falling, mountain guide Tibor Hromádka claims.3. Jan 2018, at 17:19

Tibor Hromádka has been a climber and ski-mountianeer since 1983. He has worked and climbed in High Tatras, Alps, Dolomites, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, Pamire and in Himalaya.

Serbs in Slovakia: You are racists but pay well

The number of Serbs working in Slovakia has doubled in 2017. Labour Minister Ján Richter wants to protect them from abuse.20. Dec 2017, at 11:22

Nukleón hostel in the town of Trnava

Foreigners again used Slovak guns to kill

Although the international operation began in March, no investigator contacted a Slovak dealer.14. Dec 2017, at 10:32

AFG was selling large numbers of expansion weapons, which were in fact old deactivated military weapons.

Children's rights expert Richardson warns against new rules for Facebook

Social networks in the EU will require parent's approval when registering children from 13 to 16-years-old.29. Nov 2017, at 14:24

Janice Richardson

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.16. Nov 2017, at 18:57

Elections during socialism regime.

Who are the Bratislava region candidates?

None of the strongest candidates mention foreigners.1. Nov 2017, at 14:45

Discussion with Bratislava self-governing region candidates Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý, Pavol Frešo and Juraj Droba.

Self-governing regions have a mix of competences

Governors and regional councils decide about health care, education and road management.23. Oct 2017, at 22:16

Orava region under snow...

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…23. Oct 2017, at 13:38

Angelika Horňáková

Babiš did not re-write the past

Constitutional Court decided in favour of National Memory Institute which included Andrej Babiš in its list of communist secret service confindants.19. Oct 2017, at 17:41

Slovak-born Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš

How IT teacher brought extremists to parliament

Marian Kotleba criticised parliamentary democracy ten years ago. Now he has become a part of it.9. Oct 2017, at 7:25

Marian Kotleba

Property returns do not show evidence of Fico's watches, Danko's Mustang or Kiska's house

SNS chairman and Parliamentary Speaker Andrej Danko lost eight cars within a single year, according to his property return. Many items do not appear in the property returns of top Slovak officials.27. Sep 2017, at 20:29

The Bonaparte complex in which PM Robert Fico lives.
UPDATED September 21

President Kiska talks about transparency, hides documents

President Andrej Kiska refuses to show contracts and invoices related to his pre-election campaign expenditures.14. Sep 2017, at 15:26

Andrej Kiska

Life gets harder for Roma in Moldava

Within the last few years Roma living in Moldava nad Bodvou have experienced police brutality, forced eviction and segregation.5. Sep 2017, at 16:30

Flat of Roma family in Moldava nad Bodvou

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