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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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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

Police dog series far from reality

Training a police dog takes years and not every puppy can be trained to be good service dog.30. Aug 2017, at 15:07

Actor Juraj Bača with three animal actors of inspector Rex - Odin, Rex and Arti.

Raslavice, the village where people know how to use the EU funds

By using eurofunds and state aid new Mayor of Raslavice Marek Rakoš thus created some 80 jobs in two years.22. Aug 2017, at 10:32

UPDATED: 16. Aug 2017, at 15:53

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.16. Aug 2017, at 14:14

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

We visited Jehovah's Witnesses to talk

Russia is oppressing Jehovah's Witnesses after courts described them as extremists.2. Aug 2017, at 12:56

Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

Children are often manipulated against their parents while authorities decide about divorces and custody.26. Jul 2017, at 14:17

Assassins and child porn; a darknet offers everything

The Slovak Spectator spent several days on the Darknet.18. Jul 2017, at 17:14

Guns are available for sale on the darknet website.

Desperate foreigners continue to deal with queues at the police department

Unofficial queuing lists have re-appeared, and some say they have camped in front of the department for days.13. Jul 2017, at 15:01

Foreigners queuing in Petržalka.

Asylum seekers avoid Slovakia

The country has accepted only 16 people through its quota system.11. Jul 2017, at 16:17

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

Evangelic Church dismissed priest for supporting same-sex marriages

Jakub Pavlús moved from Slovakia to the Czech Republic to serve as an Evangelical priest due to his views on same-sex marriage.4. Jul 2017, at 18:43

Evangelical priest Jakub Pavlús

Police deal with increasing number of bomb threats

By the end of May 2017, there were 44 cases of false alarms; for the whole of 2016, there were 54 such cases.28. Jun 2017, at 16:00

Košice courts were searched for bomb on November 30, with nothing found.

Police reconsider training methods after killing a hostage

The Police corps lack a helicopter during car chases and a simulator for shooting from a moving car.21. Jun 2017, at 14:55

Civic campaign expert: Anticorruption protests are too ambitious

Smer will not permit serious personnel changes simply due to students' protests, according to expert on civic campaigns, Juraj Rizman.14. Jun 2017, at 7:10

Juraj Rizman

Political prisoners are against Memory Institute reform

Coalition proposes change to legislation that would remove Ondrej Krajňák from the post of head of the National Memory Institute.6. Jun 2017, at 20:08

Ondrej Krajňák, head of the National Memory Institute.

Another police raid shows lack of equipment and trainingVideo

Police have been waiting for promised body cameras since 2013.30. May 2017, at 12:59

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.24. May 2017, at 14:37

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

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